We’re T-minus 73 days to the kickoff of Book & Plant Sale 2010, and the Library staff is already busy getting ready for our biggest annual event. Clear your calendar for April 24 and 25, since this year’s sale promises to be one of our best yet.
The Library has started collecting donations of used hardcover and paperback books, along with videos, CDs, records, and tag sale items. If you’re doing some early spring cleaning and would like to donate, please drop off your contributions in the donation boxes at our Monroe Ave entrance.
Recruitment of this year’s class of volunteers has also begun. We’re looking for students, patrons, and friends of the Library to help us price, organize, and sell our books. Give Barb E. a call at 570-941-4078 and let her know what times you’re available.
And in the meantime, feel free to start thinking about where you’ll start your browsing when the doors open. Cookbooks? Nonfiction? Barb’s famous “Special Treasures”? The fragrant flowering plants? Whichever section catches your eye, shop with a happy heart, knowing that your purchases benefit the Friends of the Library endowment fund and support the collections and services of the Weinberg Memorial Library.
The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual Book and Plant Sale, held over the weekend, was a big success! The sale raised over $6,500 for the Friends of the Library, more than last year’s sale. We enjoyed great weather and a constant stream of shoppers all weekend long.
Thanks so much to the Friends of the Library, all of our staff and faculty who helped out at the sale, and, of course, all of our book buyers for your support.
P.S. Check out more photos from the book sale on our Flickr page!
Only 18 more days until the 2009 Weinberg Memorial Library Book & Plant Sale!
Mark your calendars for April 25th and 26th! We’re just 63 days away from the Weinberg Memorial Library’s annual Book and Plant Sale, and the Library’s already buzzing with plans for this year’s event, which will be held in the 5th floor Heritage Room. As always, the Book and Plant Sale benefits the Friends of Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library Endowment Fund.
Right now, we’re collecting donations of books, plants, and tag sale items. If you’d like to donate, you can drop off your books or other contributions at the Library, in the boxes just inside the Monroe Avenue entrance.
We’re also looking for volunteers. If you’d be willing to help us sort books and set up/take down the sale, please let us know! Give Barb E. a call at 941-4078, and she’ll add you to the volunteer list.
This year’s sale starts on Friday, April 24th with a special “Preview Sale” for current Friends of the Library and Schemel Forum members (and current University of Scranton students – bring your Royal Card!) from 4pm – 9pm. The sale is open to the public on Saturday, April 25th from 9am – 9pm and on Sunday, April 26th from 12pm – 4pm. We’ll see you there!
December is a stressful month – our students have final exams to study for, not to mention holiday shopping to do and travel to plan. So what better than an excuse to take a break? Come to the Library for an early celebration of Christmas!
On December 2nd, come to the Weinberg Memorial Library for Pictures with Santa. Yes, the jolly old man himself will be in the Heritage Room on the 5th floor for a limited engagement – 12pm – 5pm. You can get a *framed* photo of yourself with the man in red for just $7.00. Your donation will help bring the magic of Christmas to a family in our area.
Then, between December 3rd – 19th, check out our Christmas Tag Sale. Christmas decorations, CDs, books, toys, collectibles, baskets, mugs — all will be on sale at affordable prices. Find that unusual gift that you’ve been looking for, on the 1st floor of the Weinberg.
If you are looking for a good read, check out the Book Sale area located across from the Circulation Desk. You will find some good books that you can purchase for $1.00 or less! Paperbacks are 25 cents each. You’ll find all types of books, from romance novels to the classics and everything inbetween. If you don’t find what you’re looking for today, don’t worry, this is an ongoing sale so new books are always being added. The Book Sale will expand to Galvin Terrace, the little park area just outside the Commons Entrance to the Library, for September 2, 3, 4, and 5 from 9:00am to 4:00pm.
Another place that you will find some light reading is in the Quiet Study Room which is located on the 4th floor. Most of the books in that room are fiction, but you might also find some coffee table books. Other than the Quiet Study Room, there isn’t a separate area where you can find fiction. But if there is a particular book for which you are looking or if you have a favorite author, then you can search the Library’s catalog.