The Friends of the Fresno County Public Library will once again take over a storefront in the Sierra Vista Mall one weekend in August to sell books, movies, music, magazines, puzzles and games donated by Fresno County residents. The sale begins at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 22 and concludes at 6 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 25.
A donation drive will be held at the CBS 47 studio (First and Shaw avenues) from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Aug. 14. Volunteers will be on hand to receive and sort the donated items. Those wishing to donate at another time can bring their materials to any branch of the Fresno County Public Library system or to A Book Barn, located on Clovis Avenue in Clovis.
Volunteers will also accept donations at the Sierra Vista Mall storefront (near Kohl’s) from August 16 through 25. Last year, the group received roughly 200,000 donated items and made a $38,000 profit — which went directly back into the local branch Friends of the Library groups to support literacy and services around the county. Volunteers are needed this year as well.
“Do you have friends who like to read and might be willing to help? Bring them along,” says Nancy Kast, Friends of the Fresno County Public Library President. “We had a great time last year talking to each other and our customers about books and authors.”
Details: Nancy Kast, (559) 600-7286.
Hours are as follows...
- Thursday, Aug. 22 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Friday, Aug. 23 - 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Saturday, Aug. 24 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Sunday, Aug. 25 - 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.