May 26, 2017

Donations sought for Book, Classic Vinyl and Media Sale

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Donations are now being accepted for a Book, Classic Vinyl and Media Sale at Southern Illinois University Carbondale planned for this fall.

The sale, jointly sponsored by the Friends of Morris Library and WSIU, will take place Sept. 22-24 in the Student Center Ballrooms. This is the first time that WSIU and the Friends of Morris Library have partnered to bring both of the popular annual sales together at one time and place.

Throughout the summer, organizers will accept donations of books, vintage vinyl albums, electronic games, audio books, CDs, tapes and DVDs, as well as gently used stereo equipment. Biographies, mysteries, classic literature, fiction novels and books about history, gardening, crafts, home repair and travel are especially sought for the sale. Event sponsors ask that donors please refrain from giving textbooks, outdated technology books or any materials that have damage, mold or mildew or that don’t work properly.

Drop boxes for books, assorted media and stereo equipment for the sale can be found at the Furniture King, Murdale True Value, Schnucks in Carbondale, Vic Koenig Chevrolet, Vogler Ford and SIU Credit Union locations. Donations will be accepted until Sept. 15.

Proceeds of the Book, Classic Vinyl and Media Sale will benefit Morris Library and its programs and activities, WSIU, and the Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS), a reading and information service WSIU provides for people with visual impairments.

For more information about the book sale, call Morris Library at 618/453-2522. To learn more about the vinyl/media/stereo sale, contact WSIU at 618/453-4348.