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Top row: Marjorie McKensie—ESAL Admin., Minta Johnson, Jama Calabro, Nancy Musmanno, Claire Saul, Nancy Schwanger. Middle row: Nancy Gold, Fred Heagy, Bonnie Hindman, Dr. Henry Greenawald. Front row: Pat Lacasse, Greg Snyder, Mimi Weakland, Mary Egan. Absent from photo: Andy Morrison & Cheryl Goldman
As a member of FESAL, you are eligible to attend the annual meeting and also “Members Only” book sales during the membership year (normally the day before the public gets to buy books). You will also receive our Newsletter “Just Between Friends”. Individual membership dues are $5 per person. The following categories include donations and the members’ names will be recognized for their donations in our Newsletters: Bookworm ($20-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); Booklover ($30-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation); and Bibliomaniac ($50-$5 membership per person w/remainder as donation). Additional donations are also appreciated and are passed on to the East Shore Area Library. Membership is open to anyone at least 18 years old. Children 17 and younger may attend the “Members Only” book sales with a parent or sibling who is a member.
Show your support for your community library. Become a “Friend” of the East Shore Area Library! FESAL is a nonprofit group, separate from the Dauphin County Library System. FESAL supports the East Shore Area Library (ESAL) with fundraising, special events, and advocacy.
Book sales are held in the spring and fall, normally April/May and October. Volunteer opportunities involve helping to collect, sort, and organize books at our book sales. Our books are all donated and many of our members volunteer their time to “work” at the sales. All of our proceeds from book sales, along with members’ donations, benefit ESAL.
The dedicated, hard-working volunteers and Friends of the East Shore Area Library have produced another successful book sale this Fall. Although not the highest sale ever, the amount of $10,743 is quite amazing when you consider that paperbacks sell at three for $2 and most hardback books are $2 or $3.
During the sale, the cashiers once again saw random acts of kindness. One incident involved a young mother holding her young child in her arms while digging in her pockets for $5 to pay for children’s books and only being able to find $2. A young woman standing nearby observed what was happening and stepped forward with $5 to pay for the mother’s books and told the mother to keep her $2. In another incident a volunteer paid for a young boy to have a book. We have the best customers and volunteers at our sale.
We’ve been asked what we do with the books that didn’t sell. Many of the unsold books are donated to various places in the community. Middletown library volunteers select books for their library and book sale. Individuals pick books to send to our Armed Forces, to give to churches, to send to Appalachia, and to give to the HACC nursing students who give to the children at the food bank on the “Hill” and on the streets of the city. A dealer from Perry County takes what is left and he donates to the Newport library and churches in Perry County.
Thursday, April 24-10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, April 25-10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, April 26-10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday, April 30 -1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Can join at the door
Thursday, May 1-10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday, May 2-10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday, May 3-10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
If you’d like to be part of a special volunteer group for the upcoming collections and/or sales, please contact Bonnie Hindman at 433-8055 or email@example.com.
Click here for more information on all Friends Events.
We have given ESAL $119,825 over the past five years from our fundraising, which has allowed the library to purchase books, shelving, chairs, display fixtures, and more. This amount included $50,000 for the renovation of the former computer lab space into a special room for children’s programming, now known as the Dr. Henry Greenawald Room.
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Bonnie HindmanFESAL PresidentHfirstname.lastname@example.org
Cheryl GoldmanFESAL Vice Presidentgoldmanlabs67@comcast.net
Minta JohnsonFESAL Recording Secretary/Historymjohnson89@verizon.net
Nancy MusmannoFESAL Corresponding Secretarykiva4803@aol.com
Jama CalabroFESAL Treasurerjamapsu@hotmail.com
Mimi WeaklandFESAL MembershipHemail@example.com>> FESAL Application Form - Become a Friend
Pat LacasseFESAL Newsletter Editorpatlacasse1@verizon.net
Bonnie HindmanFESAL Ways & Means/Book Sale Co-Chairb2hindman@aol.com
Henry GreenawaldFESAL Ways & Means/Book Sale Co-Chairhgreenawald@verizon.net
Andy MorrisonFESAL Advocacyanbook@comcast.net
Greg SnyderFESAL Publicity & Public Relations Chairgregs3113@verizon.net
Nancy GoldFESAL Member-At-Large/By-LawsNancy_gold@comcast.net
Claire SaulFESAL Member-At-Largecjcsaul@comcast.net
Mary EganFESAL Member-At-LargeMegan133@verizon.net
Fred HeagyFESAL Member-At-Largefjheagy@yahoo.com
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