2009-04-23 / Local & State

Legal Services Book Drive Ends April 24

Group seeks storage, work space

There are only a few more days to donate books for the 25th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale. The book drive, which started in February, ends this Friday, April 24.

"We'd love to get your book donations," said Carolyn Carter, a volunteer with the group. "Please visit www.fcls.net or call Franklin County Legal Services at 717-262-2326 to find the closest site for donating books."

The group accepts new and used books of all types.

Volunteers are busy sorting and pricing the tens of thousands of books that have already been donated to prepare for the sale on Mother's Day weekend. The sale will run from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Friday, May 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 9, and from noon to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 10, in Laird Hall on the Wilson College campus in Chambersburg.

"With most of our paperbacks priced at just 50 cents, you can buy 10 books at our sale for the cost of one new book," said Carter. "This is the perfect place to stock up on books for yourself, your friends, or the book lovers in your family. We also have a huge number of beautiful hardback books, top-quality art and coffee table books, rare books, and collector's items, all at remarkably low prices."

The Friends of Legal Services group, which presents the sale, is also asking the community for suggestions for a new location to price, sort and store books, as its current warehouse/work space will no longer be available to it after this year's sale.

"We need 2000 square feet of space in the general area of Chambersburg, with bathroom facilities, air conditioning (so that the books don't get moldy), and heat, at a reasonable price that this volunteer organization can afford," said the group's president Becky Dempsey. She asked that anyone with suggestions for suitable space call Franklin County Legal Services at 262- 2326.

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