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Patterson Library announces dates for Book Sale and Benefit Auction

July 6, 2016
Westfield Republican

With the summer reading program underway, Patterson Library is preparing for two of its largest fundraising events, the Book Sale and the Benefit Auction and Chicken Barbecue.

The book sale will take place later in July, beginning with a presale for Patterson Society members on Wednesday, July 13, from 5 to 7 p.m. The regular sale will take place from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 14 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 15 and Saturday, July 16. Visitors will able to sift through thousands of items of all genres. Prices are set at one dollar for hardcover books, 50 cents for paperback and a five-dollar bag deal on Saturday.

Almost one month after the end of the book sale will mark the start of the Benefit Auction and Chicken Barbecue. The event will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 17 in Eason Hall. The evening will begin with a preview and silent auction from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The barbecue dinner will take place between 5:30 to 6:30 p.m with the auction beginning at 6:45 p.m. Patterson Library is currently accepting donations for this event.

Tickets for the Chicken Barbecue are presale only and can be purchased for 10 dollars at the main circulation desk at the Patterson Library. The chicken barbecue dinner will be prepared by Kiss BBQ. Admission to the silent auction and the auction is free.

Items for the auction vary from baked goods to vacation rentals to collectables and gift baskets. A 48-inch Vizio E-Series Smart television will be raffled off during the event.

For more information regarding the Book Sale or Benefit Auction and Chicken Barbecue, visit, or call at 326-2154.

The Patterson Library has been serving the community of Westfield since 1896. The library offers regular programming for people of all ages and interests, including book discussion groups, art gallery openings, art classes, storytimes and more. To stay up-to-date on Patterson Library offerings, subscribe to the email newsletter, or visit its official Facebook page.



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