41st Annual Friends Book Sale set for June 16-24

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Wilkes-Barre, PA – The Friends of the Osterhout Free Library are proud to announce that the 41st Annual Book Sale will be held June 16-24 under the tent on the library patio at 71 S. Franklin Street. The Book Sale dates and times are as follows: 

Dates                           Times                                      Food Truck

*Friday June 16        5pm – 7:30pm                        NA
Saturday, June 17     9:30am – 4pm                       Geraldo’s Fresh Baked Pizza
Sunday, June 18        CLOSED                                 NA
Monday, June 19       9:30am – 7pm                      PananaMan
Tuesday, June 20      9:30am – 7pm                      Available
Wednesday, June 21 9:30am – 7pm                      Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream
Thursday, June 22    9:30am – 7pm                      Available
Friday, June 23         9:30am – 5pm                      Available
**Saturday, June 24 9:30am – Noon (Bag Day) NA

*Preview Night, Friday, June 16th from 5pm to 7:30pm, offers a sneak peek and the right to make purchases for a $10.00 donation.  It is the kick-off to the week-long sale.

**Saturday, June 24th is the traditional ‘Bag Day’ as book lovers are welcome to buy a bag for $1.00 or $5.00, or a box full of books for $10.00.

For the first year ever, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes & LP records will start being sold during the preview night on June 16, and throughout the entire sale. Various other items are on sale, as well as thousands of gently-used adult & children’s books. Stop by all week as more books are added each day. You never know what you’ll find, but we know there is something that you will want to add to your personal library or give as a special gift.

NOTE: This year the Friends Book Sale has three NEW twists – Children’s Day, “celebrity” baggers, and food trucks!

  • Wednesday, June 21st is Children’s Day. There is a special checkout counter in the children’s part of the tent and live entertainment and activities for the kiddos.
  • Local celebrities, including authors, radio hosts, mascots, television anchors, police officers, firefighters and many more will be bagging at the checkout area. Shoppers can have a different celebrity bag their purchases each day.
  • There will be various food trucks available during the time of the book sale.

Questions about the Friends Book Sale can be directed to 570.823.0156 or by stopping by the Circulation desk at the Osterhout Library, 71 South Franklin St.

The Book Sale is the featured fundraiser of the Friends of the Osterhout Library. Funds raised via the Book Sale are donated to the Osterhout to provide materials and programs that the Library could not otherwise offer. In the last 40 years the Friends have donated over $451,000 to the Osterhout Library from funds raised at the Annual Book Sale.

Membership in the Friends of the Library is available to anyone in the community.

Please contact Friends President Irene Martin at imartin9647@gmail.com or visit www.osterhout.info  to learn more about the Friends group and what the Osterhout Free Library offers the community.

Volunteers for the Book Sale are needed. Please contact Irene Martin at imartin9647@gmail.com for information and volunteer times and duties.

Photo of 2017 Book Sale Chairs and Honorary Chairs (left to right):

Chairperson Irene Martin, Honorary Chair, Ronnie Buzinkai, Chairperson Diane Krokos and Honorary Chair, Diane Martindale

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