The volunteers of the Friends of Adams County Library System have been working diligently during the past six months to prepare for the Annual Summer Book Sale.  Due to the pandemic, the sale was canceled in 2020, leaving us with thousands of books to be kept in storage, and waiting for this year’s event.  The citizens in the Gettysburg and surrounding communities have very generously donated books to the Friends, averaging over 2,000 books brought to our donation center at the library’s garage. 
     This year’s event will be one of the biggest with approximately 21,000 quality used books for sale at bargain prices.  There will be 100 tables filled with books in a variety of categories, including Civil War, politics, family life, mysteries, fiction, home improvement and children’s books.
     This huge event could not be possible without the generosity of Gastley’s Moving & Storage in Biglerville, who donated all the boxes needed for storing the books, as well as the cooperation of the Redding Auction Services, which will be the site of the Summer Sale, located at 1085 Table Rock Road, Gettysburg.
                                        The dates and times of the sale are as follows:
                                        Wednesday, July 28th from 12 noon to 7pm
                                        Thursday, July 29th from 9am to 7pm
                                        Friday, July 30th from 9am to 7pm
                                        Saturday, July 31st from 9am to 2pm
     Throughout the sale, children who attend will receive 5 free books; Teachers and First Responders will receive a free bag of books.  On Saturday only, books will be sold by the bag for $5.  Refreshments will be available for purchase.
     We anticipate a large number of people in attendance; therefore, we request that everyone follow Covid precautions, including masks and social distancing.
     More Book Sale News: The Friends Spring Fever Garage Book Sale was a huge success, with a total of $1104 in book sales. During the Gettysburg Outdoor Antique Fair on May 15th we received $777 in donations, and $109 at the South Mountain Fair.
The Friends of the Library are very grateful to the Gettysburg community for ongoing support and very generous donations to our library. 
     Anyone who is interested in joining the Friends of the Adams County Library System, a non-profit organization, may obtain a membership application at the Library Book Store or at check-out during the Summer Book Sale. 

Submitted by Sharon Graff, President, Friends of Adams County Library System