The results are in: the Summer Book Sale netted $3,057 for the library! 🥳 We are so grateful to our shoppers and volunteers. 🥰 Thank you for a successful sale, and we hope you all enjoy your books and enjoyed seeing Luca! 📚📚
We have a wide selection of (mostly paperback) books, CDs, and DVDs for readers of every age. Items are individually priced.
Friday from 2-4pm is reserved for Friends of the Library Members Only (you can join or renew for $10 at the door or here), but everyone is welcome and we look forward to seeing you there!
Details to see Luca on Saturday: https://fb.me/e/3b88nepc0
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As we got down to the wire before our BIG Book Sale was to begin, there were virtually no volunteers to move books from our warehouse to the fairgrounds for the sale. The organizations and people that have helped in the past had been contacted, but no firm offers of help. Then the most wonderful thing happened that affirmed our faith in this wonderful community.
Another email to our membership, a plea in local newspapers, and the responses started flooding in! Within days, we had so many offers of help that we were afraid we couldn’t use everyone! Not only were the books moved in record time, but they were laid out on the tables and ready for the sale a day early!
We have never had such a wonderful response to pleas for help! And because of the superb help, and numerous and generous customers, we were able to raise over $22,000 to support the activities of the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library branches!
We want to specifically thank the following:
- UPS Store # 5088
- David McRae and the Oregon State University Army ROTC
- Youth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Individuals from Navy and Air Force ROTCs
- Benton County Fairgrounds personnel
- St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County
- Gazette-Times and Democrat Herald newspapers
- Larry Harris who created and made end pieces that clamped on the tables to keep large books from falling on the floor. They were ingenious and worked so well!
- And the many Friends of the Library members and community members who responded to our calls for help!
This truly is a wonderful place to live, and read!
The results are in: the Big Book Sale netted $22,908 for the library! 🥳 We are so grateful to our shoppers and volunteers. 🥰 Thank you for a successful sale, and we hope you all enjoy your books! 📚📚
We will be in the Solar Building this year, NOT the auditorium where we usually are. Enter the parking lot from Reservoir Rd and head towards the outdoor arena to find us.
We’ve decided to allow scanners all evening on Friday, including during the members-only time this year. Be respectful, or we’ll change our minds.
We’re looking forward to seeing everyone this year, but please remember that Benton County requires masks to be worn inside all event buildings at this time. So, we only want to see your smiling eyes this year. If you are not wearing a mask you will not be allowed into the sale. Plan ahead!📚
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