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April 23, 2010

Jumping on the Bandwagon

Filed under: Uncategorized — Sullivan Free Library @ 9:01 pm

Sullivan Free Library has decided to jump on the blogging bandwagon. As a public library, we try to reach our patrons through every means possible, in the ways that are most relevant to our users . Since many people enjoy following blogs, we hope to keep followers  informed about library events and news through this format.

So, what is new at the Sullivan Free Library?  We are currently gearing up for the Annual Book Sale which will run from Saturday, May 15th through Sunday, May 23rd at the library in Chittenango.  There will be a Preview Sale on May 15th from 8:00 am until 10:00 am.  People can pay $5 to come in early and browse the collection before the actual sale begins at 10:00 am.

The book sale will offer used books, videotapes, DVD’s, audiobooks & magazines.  Prices will range from $.25 to $3.

Friday, May 21 from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm will be a Half-Price Sale.  Saturday, May 22 from 10:00 am until 4:00 pm and Sunday, May 23rd from Noon until 4:00 pm with offer a Bag Sale where buyers have two options:

1) fill a paper grocery bag (provided) with books for $2

2) buy a Sullivan Free Library Tote Bag for $8 and fill it with books at no cost.

The Annual Book Sale is one of our most successful fundraisers. Proceeds are used to supplement the library’s budget for books and programs.

As the book sale approaches, people often ask about our Donation Policy.  The library will accept donations of gently used books and materials at any time throughout the year with the exception of the month of MAY as we prepare for and dismantle the book sale.  Books must be in good condition, clean and odor-free.  Books that have been stored in garages and damp basements are usually musty and must be discarded.  It is a great burden on staff to have to sort through and discard musty books, so we ask that you please inspect all items before bringing them to the library.  We also ask that you bring donations directly to the circulation desk and not leave them outside the library or put them through the book drop.   We do not accept donations of encyclopedias or textbooks more than two years old.

Donations are  generally sorted into three categories:

1) items  we can use in our collection

2) items we can sell online or in our Library Store

3) items for our annual book sale

Occasionally, we offer items in excellent condition to other libraries in our system.

We are happy to provide an Donation Acknowledgment for tax purposes.   We leave it to you to estimate the value of items donated but will sign a receipt describing the items.

If you have any questions, feel free to call me at: 687-6331 ext 302

Karen Fauls-Traynor, Library Director

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