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Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival Seeks Gently Used Books

Traci Taylor
Traci Taylor

Anyone who knows me will tell you that I have a book obsession.  I have more books than my little house can hold and my husband has asked that before I bring in more, I go through the ones I have and purge. But that’s easier said than done. My books are special to me. Even if I haven’t read a book in a dozen years, it’s hard for me to part with it and I can’t even fathom throwing a book in the garbage. If I’m going to get rid of a book, I want to know that it’s going to a good home where someone will appreciate it as much as I have.

One of the best things about donating books to a library is knowing that it’s going to end up in the hands of someone who will read it and that’s why I’ll be donating a bunch of my books to the Susquehanna Free Library Association for them to sell at their Annual Montrose Blueberry Festival.

This year marks the 37th year for the Montrose Blueberry Festival, which is two days of bargain hunting, book shopping, bakes sales, crafts, games, a Civil War re-enactor camp and so much more. The best part is that all of the proceeds go directly to support the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association.

If you’ve got a bunch of books that you’re not going to read anymore and want them to go to a good home, you might consider donating them to the Montrose Blueberry Festival. Gently used books will be accepted at the Susquehanna County Historical Society and Free Library Association at 18 Monument Square in Montrose until the close of business on Thursday, June 20th.

In addition to accepting book donations,the Montrose Blueberry Festival is also looking for items they can sell at their white elephant sale. If you’ve got clean and gently used items you longer want, you might consider donating them.You can drop off your things for the white elephant sale from 9am-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays until July 23rd at the former Loomis Pipe Plant which is located across from Tractor Supply on route 706 in Montrose.

The Montrose Blueberry Festival will be held on Friday, August 5th and Saturday, August 6th from 9am-4pm both days on the Village Green between Lake Avenue and Monument Street in Montrose.

Note: The library isn’t able to accept text books, Reader’s Digest condensed books, encyclopedias or VHS tapes. Book donations must be taken to the library, no the white elephant drop off location. Also, the white elephant sale isn’t able to accept large appliances, large furniture, or exercise equipment. They’re also not able to accept clothing donations.

[via Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association]

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