Lower Mac Library Book Sale Yields $5,000!

Thank you to all who supported the library's Fall Book Sale! We raised the highest total ever! Check out how much and what's going on this week!

First off, a great big thank you to everyone who in some way participated in last weekend’s book sale!

We had a small army involved in preparing what was our biggest volume sale yet! Staff, Friends members and even a boy scout troop helped set up in our crowded space.

And of course, thank you to all who donated and purchased items we were able to sell! As funding is cut, we are extremely thankful for ways to raise additional funds for the library!!

And to that end… the grand total from the book sale is… over $5,000!!!! Wow! Our biggest fundraiser yet!!

The previous book sale in the spring had been our biggest yet at $3,000, so this was huge for us!

We also appreciate everyone’s patience as the library was a little harder to navigate in the front and also a bit louder than usual Friday and Saturday. Please know that we’ve been given use of a large room down at the township building for future sales, so hopefully, the months leading up to the sale as well as the sale weekend itself will be less boxes-boxes-everywhere!

Now, onto what’s going on at the library this week! With the holidays, we’ll be closed on Thursday and Friday, but open again on Saturday.


This week at the library:

Monday: Book It Around the World! Gr.4-5; 6:30pm. This is our regular school year programs for elementary school age kids, and the 4-5th  graders meet the third Monday night of every month. In our “Around the World” theme, we’ll travel by continent across the globe and we’ve traveled from the familiar territory of North America to Europe. We’ll hear stories from European traditions, and then do an activity.

PA German classes at The Hills at Lockridge Rec Center, 7-9pm. This program is FULL, so this is a reminder for those of you who’ve already registered.

Tuesday: Home Port Cruises presentation, 6pm in the Community Center. AAA East Penn will be presenting on all the different cruise options open to you, leaving from the closest ports, like New York City. Who couldn’t use a warm-destination cruise at this time of year!

Wednesday: Winter Break drop-by storytimes, 10:30am and 12:30pm. Starting this Wednesday through December 28th, we’ll be switching from our normal schedule to drop-bys. We know the holidays are busy, but we still wanted to give those of you who could make it an opportunity to hear stories! It’s great, if you can make it, so that we can keep kids in the routine!  No signup required.  

Thursday: The library is CLOSED. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday: The library is CLOSED.

Saturday: The library reopens at 9am.

So a shorter week, but still plenty of options to stop in for a program. But as always, you can stop in for reading, listening or viewing choices… a great idea if you’ll get some time off over the holiday weekend! And thanks again for all the support during the book sale!

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atthebeach November 27, 2011 at 04:34 PM
I don't know why anyone would support the Lower Macungie Library. It all but destroyed the funding to the Emmaus Library. If the cared about the community at all then this would have been a branch. It is just an awful situation.
alexiskai November 29, 2011 at 11:21 PM
Maybe because that happened ten years ago and most people can't hold a grudge for that long.
atthebeach December 03, 2011 at 01:14 PM
However, the Emmaus library is still suffering the effects. The library needs money to buy books. Since much of their population base was taken away, they suffer. There is no room to add more people, thus, less funding. This wonderful library was seriously hurt and it continues. Maybe that's why.


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