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Posted on: March 15, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Annual Book Sale Fundraiser

Come to the Book Sale!
Book lovers: shop for a good cause at the Friends of Eugene Public Library's annual Book Sale fundraiser on Saturday, April 9, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 10, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Lane Events Center (Lane County Fairgrounds) Performance Hall.

Proceeds from this all-volunteer project go to support Eugene Public Library programs and services, including Summer Reading for children and teens. VISA/Mastercard will be accepted, as well as cash and checks. Admission and parking are free.

Shoppers will be able to choose from thousands of gently-used and like-new books on all topics, at bargain prices of only $1.00 to $2.00. Also for sale will be DVDs, vinyl, audio books, sheet music, and music CDs.

Recent bestsellers will be available in the Good as New section, and collectors can check for rare and specialty books in Individually Priced. A Children's area will offer a large selection of books, DVDs, and CDs for kids.

The Book Sale is the Friends of Eugene Public Library's major fundraiser each year. Over 300 volunteers work on the Book Sale, many year-round.

[Note to shoppers: If you go to the Book Sale after noon on Saturday, or anytime on Sunday, you can walk right in. But we know that some folks want to be among the very first to enter on Saturday at 9:00. Here's how to do that: pick up a free, timed ticket (one per customer) starting at 6:00 a.m. Saturday at the gate behind the Lane County Historical Museum. There's no need to stay in line, just come back a little before your scheduled time and line up in ticket number order.]

Volunteer at the Book Sale!
To join in the fun and help make the Book Sale happen, contact the Friends of Eugene Public Library at booksalevolunteer@gmail.com or 541-484-1452. Let them know when you could volunteer:

Set up - Friday April 8: 10:00am to 12:30pm, or 12:30 to 3:00pm
Unpack boxes and arrange books on tables and in boxes below for optimal customer viewing and access.

During the Sale
Saturday April 9: 8:30 to 11:30am, or 1:30 to 4:30pm, or 4:00 to 6:30pm
Sunday April 10: 9:30 to 12:00 noon, or 11:30am to 2:00pm, or 1:30 to 4:30pm

Table Volunteers help customers buy books, restock tables, keep books organized, and maximize customer flow through core sales area. Entrance & Exit Manager Volunteers greet and welcome customers with a smile, check receipts and thank them for coming (this is a good choice for those who need to be sitting down).

Closing the Sale - Sunday April 10, 4:00pm
Fit, energetic volunteers are needed to clear tables of remaining books, pack up table signs & floor posters, and box up supplies.

Thank you!

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