Used Book Sale upcoming at Twin Valley Elementary Center

TVEC students (L to R) Leah Karwic (3rd grade), Carly Duplass (3rd grade), Kayla Campagna (3rd grade) Shayne O'Doherty (1st grade) and Anna Givens (1st grade) ardently show off some of the books which will be available at the TVEC PIE Used Book Sale fundrasier. Photo by J. Finneran/Tri County Record

Twin Valley Elementary Center (TVEC) will be holding its 5th annual Used Book Sale fundraiser in the TVEC Large Group Instruction (LGI) Room on Friday, January 25, 2013 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. and on Saturday January 26, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. The sale will feature reasonably priced books, CDs, DVDs and audio books for children and adults as well.

The book sale is sponsored by TVEC’s volunteer parent-teacher organization, the TVEC Partners in Education (PIE). The monies raised by the book sale will help to fund numerous contributions to student life at TVEC including school assemblies, field trip transportation for students, classroom supplies, and various annual student events. Last years’ book sale raised over $2,000 for student activities.

The event is directed by Used Book Sale chairpersons (and PIE members) Gina O’Doherty and Tina Duplass. In their roles as committee chairs O’Doherty and Duplass oversee the sub-committee responsible for collecting, sorting, and pricing the Used Book Sale inventory.

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According to O’Doherty the items which will be available include a variety of fiction and non-fiction categories such as mystery and suspense, romance, interior decorating, gardening, sports, cookbooks, biographies and many more. The wide selection of children’s books that will be available will be conveniently organized according to age groups. Books will be available in both hardback and paperback forms, with the cost of items ranging in price from 50 cents to $3.00.

“Nothing is more than $3.00,” O’Doherty said, “There is truly something for everyone at this book sale.”

Only cash or checks will be accepted for payment at the book sale. Additionally, there will be a PIE bake sale taking place on site during the sale.

Donations for the Used Book Sale are ongoing through Friday, January 18, so please consider giving your gently used hardback or paperback books, used or new DVDs, CDs and audio books to this worthy cause. Items which are not being accepted for donation are text books, comic books, magazines, and VHS tapes.

Donations will be collected at three community locations: Twin Valley Family Fitness – located at 51 South Pine Street in Elverson, National Penn Bank – located at 3697 Main Street (at the intersection of Morgan May and Quarry Road), and Aroma’s Coffee and Bagels – located at 4997 N Twin Valley Road in Elverson (at the intersection of Morgan Way and Twin Valley Road). Look for the collection bins at each of these locations.

There will also be two ‘drop-off nights’ at the Twin Valley Elementary Center for the community: Tuesday, January 15, from 4 – 6 p.m. and Thursday, January 17, from 5 – 7 p.m. The drop-offs will be at the TVEC LGI room (to access the drop-off park in lower TVEC lot located above the Twin Valley Fire Department). The drop-offs are the ideal option for those who are making large donations.

“We would like to that the Used Book Sale sub-committee, the businesses who are hosting donation bins, and the parents and other community members who provide us with their donations,” said Duplass.

Anyone with questions on the Used Book Sale and/or donations can contact Gina O’Doherty at gmodo@comcast.net.

Twin Valley Elementary Center is located at 50 Mast Drive, Elverson, PA 19520, right next to the Twin Valley Fire Department, and can be accessed from West Conestoga Rd./Rt. 401. The snow date for the Used Book Sale would be the following Friday and Saturday, Feb. 1, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 2, 2013 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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