Friends Annual Summer Book Sale Bonanza Comes to Gettysburg College
The Annual Adams County Library Summer Book Sale Bonanza will be held on July 30th through Aug 2nd, 2014. Historically held at the Gettysburg Middle School, due to construction activity, the book sale will be held at the Hauser Field House at Gettysburg College. We are excited about this change in venue and hope that you will come out and support the Friends at the summer book sale. All proceeds from the book sale go directly to supporting the Adams County Library System, and benefits all it‘s branches (Biglerville, Fairfield, Gettysburg, Littlestown, New Oxford and East Berlin). Monies raised help the Library System purchase new materials and fund library programs.
The hours for the book sale are Wednesday July 30th from 9AM to 8PM, Thursday July 31st from 9AM to 8PM, Friday August 1st from 9PM to 8AM, and Saturday August 2nd from 9AM to 12PM.
Pricing for the books are $. 50 for small paperbacks, $1.00 -$1.50 for large paperbacks, and $2.00 for all other books. On Saturday August 2nd, our bag of books day, its $5.00 per grocery bag of books and if you buy three bags, the fourth bag is free!
Books categories are set up in an easy to find manner, with signs at tables identifying the book categories. The sale features 60,000 books in categories such as Adventure and Travel, Biography, Children’s Books, Classics, Non-fiction, Fiction, Crafts, Cooking, Science Fiction, Home and Garden, Home Repair and Improvements, Literature and Short Stories, Medical and Health, Sports and Fitness, True Crime and Mystery, Poetry, Pets/ Nature /Environmental, Politics / Opinion /Essays, Religion, Romance, Westerns, Writing, Young Adult and Teens, World Culture and History. There will also be a large selection DVD’s, CD’s, VHS tapes, cassette tapes and magazines on a number of topics.
There will be free parking directly outside Hauser Field House as well as at the football stadium a short distance from the field house. The Hauser Field House is at the end of Broadway Avenue. Also, look for signs as you get near the college campus that will point the way to the book sale.
The Friends and the Adams County Library System are committed to promoting lifelong learning and literacy. In support of that, on July 31st and August 1st, children under the age of 12 get five free books when they visit the book sale, and teachers and librarians from Adams County schools get a free bag of books for classroom / library use.
We hope to see you at our annual book sale. Bring along a friend, or pass the word along to relatives around the county, about the bargains that can be gotten right here in Gettysburg. It’s a great way to spend part of your summer morning or afternoon!