Williamsport Library to hold used book sale

August 11, 2009|By MARLO BARNHART

WILLIAMSPORT -- Not all of the activities associated with the upcoming Williamsport Days celebration are fun and frolic. Some are more cerebral.

For instance, the Williamsport Library in Byron Memorial Park will be the setting for a used book sale Thursday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon to 5 p.m.

"We have a number of books that have been donated," including hundreds of paperbacks, said Librarian Susan Schnebly.

Ralph and Dottie Young are co-chairs of the book sale, and have been for a number of years.

The sale will be in the library's lower level. Thousands of books, DVDs, audio/video items, hardcovers and paperbacks, and works by local authors, including Nora Roberts, will be available.

Prices range from 25 cents to $5. Proceeds from the book sale provide funds for two scholarships for $500, and donations to assist with programs, guest speakers, new furniture and other upgrades to improve the library's service to the community.


Bobbi Cole, Williamsport Days committee chair, said this year's event will be held Aug. 22 and 23 at Byron Memorial Park. Activities, craft and food vendors will be available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Highlights for Aug. 23 include a classic car/cruise-in starting at 1 p.m. at the Springfield Farm Barn on Springfield Lane. Those wishing to participate may call Jim Black at 301-223-7445.

In addition, the National Park Service will conduct historical tours and children's activities both days at Cushwa Basin Headquarters along the C&O Canal at 205 W. Potomac St. and in Byron Memorial Park.

Trolley rides will be provided to transport visitors to locations throughout Williamsport.

For more information, contact Cole at 301-223-1567 or 301-988-7807.

Related activities will include an Aug. 19 community band concert in the park at 7 p.m.; and a town picnic and pool party Aug. 20 from 6 to 10 p.m.

On Aug. 21, an ox roast -- sponsored by the Williamsport Lions Club -- will be held at the Improved Order of Red Men, Conococheague Tribe 84, on Lappans Road. A street dance will follow in downtown Williamsport from 6 to 10 p.m.

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