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The book drive for the 37th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale has ended, and volunteers are now making the final preparations for the sale, scheduled for Friday, May 19 through Sunday, May 21, at the Chambersburg Mall.  The sale will run from 9 AM to 9 PM on Friday, May 19; from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, May 20; and from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, May 21.

“We give our deepest thanks to everyone who donated such marvelous books for our sale, and to the local businesses that acted as donation sites,” said Sue DeVos, the group’s president.  “We will have tens of thousands of books available at the sale, sorted by category and spread out over a hundred tables—and all at bargain prices.” 

“Our book sale is for everyone,” said Joan Norcross, a long-time volunteer with the group.  “One of the things I like best about the sale is seeing so many children eagerly choosing books from our tables of children’s books.  If you have young readers in your life, bring them to the sale and watch their eyes light up.”

In addition to books, a huge selection of CDs, DVDs, and jigsaw puzzles will be offered at the sale, and there will be a silent auction of rare books and collector’s items.  The sale is sponsored by DiLoreto, Cosentino & Bollinger, F&M Trust, M&T Bank, and St. Thomas American Legion Post 612, all of which made generous donations to cover its costs.

Photo caption:  Friends of Legal Services volunteer Melinda Knarr shows just one of the many books she is sorting for the 37th Annual Friends of Legal Services Book Sale, scheduled for 9 AM to 9 PM on Friday, May 19; from 9 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, May 20; and from noon to 4 PM on Sunday, May 21, at the Chambersburg Mall.


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