Eureka College’s Melick Library, located at the corner of College Avenue and Darst Street, will hold a book sale from Monday, October 9 through Saturday, October 14 during Eureka College's Homecoming week. The sale will run Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. -- 7:00 p.m., Friday, 8:00 a.m. -- 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-- 3:00p.m.
“There will be tens of thousands of books on sale due to collection weeding activities and donations that have been received. It will be our largest sale to date, as we are doing a strategic weeding project in preparation for the creation of a Student Success Center in our building soon,” according to Public and Access Services Librarian Kelly Fisher. Many great editions of classic works of literature and American history books will be offered for sale and the areas of Religion, Philosophy, Science, Art, and hobbies will be especially well-represented.
Hardcover books and DVDs will cost $1, paperbacks will be 50¢, and CDs are 25¢. There will also be a specially priced section of rare, collectible and more valuable books for sale.
A bag sale for regularly priced books and media will be held all day on Saturday. The cost will be $3 per bag or two bags for $5. Non-book items, such as maps and art prints will be half off on Saturday as well.
Payment may be made with cash, check or credit card. All proceeds will go towards funding special projects to support the library.
The library welcomes donations of gently used books and DVDs or records for the sale or for enhancing their collection. “Donations of items for potential use in our collection and archives are welcome throughout the year,” stated Fisher. Donations may be brought to the circulation desk during the library's regular hours of operation.
For more information about donating items or details about the sale, please contact Kelly Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-467-6892.