Eureka College’s Melick Library to Hold Annual Sale
September 19, 2019
EUREKA, Ill. — Eureka College’s Homecoming week is less than a month away, and EC’s Melick Library is excited to announce that it will hold its annual Homecoming book sale from Tuesday, Oct. 14 through Saturday, Oct. 19.
During Homecoming week, the sale will run Tuesday-Thursday 8:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturday 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Sale items will include a large assortment of fiction and non-fiction, with the areas of religion, philosophy, psychology, history, sociology and English especially well-represented. Besides books, there will also be hundreds of CDs, a specially-priced section of rare/collectible items and furniture for sale.
Throughout the sale, hardcover books will be sold for $1, paperbacks will be 50 cents, DVDs $2 and CDs will be $1. A bag sale for books will be held all day on Saturday. The cost will be $3 per bag or two bags for $5. All proceeds will go towards funding special projects to support the library, which is located at the corner of College Avenue and Darst Street.
“There will be thousands of books on the sale due to collection weeding activities and donations that have come in since our last sale,” Public and Access Services Librarian Kelly Fisher said.
Fisher said the library will welcome donations of gently-used books and audio-visual materials for its sale and for enhancing its collection.
“Donations of items for potential use in our collection and archives are very welcome throughout the year,” Fisher said
The library is also seeking donations of complete jigsaw puzzles and board games to help build its new student main floor student relaxation lounge. Donations may be brought to the circulation desk during the library's regular hours of operation.
For more information, please contact librarian Kelly Fisher at firstname.lastname@example.org or 309-467-6892.