Posts Tagged ‘book sale’

Barnes & Noble to host book fair to benefit the Public Library

December 2, 2009

The Charlotte-area Barnes and Noble stores (Sharon Road, Carolina Place, Arboretum and Birkdale) are hosting a book fair to benefit the Public Library on Saturday and Sunday, December 5th and 6th. Shoppers at any of the Charlotte area Barnes & Noble stores simply have to mention the Public Library at the register during checkout to have a percentage of their sales go to the Library. Proceeds from this fair will be used by the Library to purchase much needed new books for its circulating collection.

Also, don’t miss these special related events Saturday, Dec. 5, at the B&N on Sharon Road:

  • 10 a.m. to noon: Author Art Chansky signing his history of UNC Basketball, Light Blue Reign: How a City-Slicker, a Quiet Kansan, and a Mountain Man Built College Basketball’s Longest-Lasting Dynasty
  • 10 a.m. to noon: Children’s Author Judy Stead signing The Twelve Days of Christmas in North Carolina
  • 11 a.m.: Children’s Storytime with the Library’s Frontline Storytellers

Largest single gift of books in Library’s 104-year history

October 7, 2009

Sophie Greenfield and her sons.

Sophie Greenfield and her sons.

“I just hope I have enough time to read them all.”

That’s what Sophie Bruckner Greenfield told her sons Russell and Michael, referring to her personal collection of more than 20,000 books.

Sophie Greenfield died August 29, 2008. Knowing that’s what their mother would have wanted Russell and Michael recently gave the Public Library her entire collection. It is the largest single gift of books in the Library’s 104 year history. (more…)

Volunteers are needed this Saturday to help prepare for Book Sale in October.

September 24, 2009

booksIf you’re available anytime this Saturday, Sept. 26, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., you can make a difference by helping the Public Library prepare for its biggest ever book sale, the “Old Books to New Books” sale.

Volunteers are needed to help:
· Sift through books
· Sort into categories
· Decide price points
· Set up tables
· Clean up after each volunteer session
· Assist in promotion

Where: Arysley Town Center store, 2015 Ayrsley Town Boulevard, Suites G, H, and J, Charlotte, NC 28273. (See map.)

Contact Arden McLaughlin,, 704-416-0705 or 704-491-7568 if you can attend and for all questions.

Proceeds from this book sale will support the purchase of needed new books and materials. If you can’t volunteer, please tell your friends about the “Old Books for New Books” sale, happening October 15 -17 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.