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Monday, March 21, 2016

AAUW Collecting Books, DVDs For Annual Book Sale

The AAUW will be accepting donations of "gently used" or new adult and children’s books, DVDs, and CDs will, starting March 24 and going to April 14, Mondays through Saturdays 9 am to noon, at the . One hundred volunteers work for six weeks preparing for the annual sale. You can drop off your treasures at the Memorial Pool Building, 359 Illick’s Mill RD, Bethlehem 18017.

The actual sale starts on April 22, and runs for four days. I'll have a post about that as the date approaches.

This is a rite of Spring in Bethlehem. Linda Robertson tells me that AAUW expects to handle 50,000 books this year for their 54th annual sale. Proceeds fund scholarships for area high school students as well as a "Let's Read - Math" program in area elementary schools.

Last year, $35,000 was raised. When I lived in Bethlehem, I was an annual visitor. There are some very good deals. I believe Agent 99 used to frequent that sale as well, if memory serves.

Last year’s sale earned more than $35,000. which supported scholarships for local girls and women as well as the AAUW-Bethlehem ‘Let’s Read Math’, a program of math and reading in area elementary schools.

9 comments:

Ben Hedrick said...

This is an extremely worthwhile event that Marcy and I have supported for a number of years as donors and, some years, as volunteers in the collection and set-up. Instead of putting books in the bin at the recycling center, we urge people to donate them to this event.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You read? Damn, you're ruining all my stereotypes of conservatives!

Anonymous said...

The mouth on that uniformed school girl...

Anonymous said...

I've always thought Democrats are the ones who don't read. That's how thousands of pages of Obamacare were passed. And like a typical poor student slacker, Nancy Pelosi said we'd have to read it later to find out what's in it. I'll bet you a RAV 4 she still hasn't read it. She's likely waiting for the movie.

Anonymous said...

Why are they collecting adult books? I thought this was a wholesome family event?

Charlie Sch said...

Last year, the Allentown AAUW cancelled their book sale, which had been held for several decades. I understand they couldn't find a suitable space. They need a place that is not only suitable for the sale days (usually in October) but also that can be used for a few weeks in advance for sorting.

If anyone knows of possible space, it would be helpful to contact them. In the past they used a building owned by the Airport Authority, vacant space in the back of the Trexler Mall, etc.

Charlie Sch said...

I just checked the Allentown AAUW website. It appears that they don't feel they have the manpower to do the sale anymore even if they had suitable space. It ran for 56 years. (I remember 40 years ago when it used to use a really old wood building on the Fairgrounds property.)

Anonymous said...

BO: EXTREMELY disappointed in your choice of graphics. I do not know you but have observed your support of area youth for many years and suggest that your promotion of the MF term provides a horrible example for the kids. Suggest an apology on your site.

Bernie O'Hare said...

You can suggest whatever you want. It;s called humor, and you need to lighten up. Read a book and expand your mind a little.