Elmira, N.Y. — Calling all book lovers! The Arnot Mall will host a massive book sale over two weekends in February: Feb. 10-13 and Feb. 17-19, 2011. The annual sale, a favorite community tradition for nearly 40 years, is sponsored by the Friends of the Steele Memorial Library. All proceeds from the sale will go toward library materials and programs, as well as community literacy initiatives.
Dates and times of the sale are:
Thursday, Feb. 10: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 11 10 a.m.- 9;30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 12: 10 a.m.- 9;30 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 13: 11 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Thursday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18: 10 a.m.- 9;30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 19: 10 a.m.- 9;30 p.m.
Thousands of hardcover and paperback books, CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, LPs, and audiobooks — all donated by members of the community — will be offered for sale. Items will be available in a huge range of categories including fiction, biography, cooking, children’s, home repair, sports, antiques, poetry, religion, self-improvement, and much, much more.
The best part is that everything will be sold for $3 or less! Saturday, Feb. 19, will close out the sale with a special “bag sale”, where $3 buys all that you can fit into a shopping bag. Cash and checks will be accepted as payment on all days of the sale.
The full schedule and more information may be found at:
Donations of used books may be dropped off at the Steele Memorial Library, located at 101 East Church Street in downtown Elmira. Please note: books should be in good condition; textbooks, magazines, Reader’s Digest condensed books, and encyclopedias will NOT be accepted.
The Friends of the Steele Memorial Library have hosted an annual book sale for nearly 40 years. Though it came from humble beginnings — books were once stored in volunteers’ garages between sales — the sale now has its own dedicated storage area and books are transported by the tractor-trailer load.
The Friends of the Steele Memorial Library is a group of over 350 committed local volunteers who help stimulate public support and use of the Steele Memorial Library and its branches. In addition to the annual book sales, the Friends also sponsor a variety of activities — including read-aloud programs, book review events, and the Kinderbook program — and host an annual poetry festival.
The Arnot Mall is located at 3300 Chambers Road South between Horseheads and Big Flats. Visitors can take I-86/Route 17 to exit 51A. For a map of the mall, please visit http://www.arnotmall.com.
For more information on the book sale, the public may contact the Steele Memorial Library business office at 607-733-8607 or visit the library’s website at http://www.ccld.lib.ny.us.