Easton organization has books on the brain

September 7, 2013 by  

The Easton branch of the American Association of University Women is giving people the chance to clear off their bookshelves for a good cause.

From now until September 18, the group will be collecting books, DVDs, CDs and even video games for its yearly book sale. The organization will be taking media items daily from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm and from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm on Sundays at the Eddyside Pool House.

People can also drop off books and other media at number of area locations, such as Redner’s Warehouse Market, the Family Y of Easton, and the Governor Wolf Building. Blue barrels will be set up at those locations for the items. The organization can make use of poster printing to advertise the book collection and to clearly label the barrels at the adjunct drop-off locations.

The book sale has been a yearly event since the 1930s, at which time its purpose was to raise money to help send young women to college. The money was originally given to female students as a loan but has since been changed to a grant, meaning the student does not have to repay the amount. Originally, the amount was $500 per student but it has since been increased to $1,000.

This year’s book sale will kick off with a preview day on September 19. Those who want early access to the sale’s offerings can pay $10 to attend the preview. The sale will continue on September 20 to 22, and from September 26 to 28, with free admission.