By Carol Poll, President of the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library June 6, 2015
Thank you Sea Cliff for making the Friends of the Sea Cliff Library “Giant Gently Used Book Sales,” at “Garage Day Sale” on Saturday, June 6, 2015 a great success. The book sale is a major fundraiser and community event where people come to share their love of the library, reading, and books and spend time with their friends. Many hundreds of books, DVDs and CDs are donated and sold.
Numerous people volunteered hours of work to make the sale succeed. Volunteers included Carol Berglie, Peggy Brucia, Jim Campbell, Susan Castronovo, Wendy D’Avino, Lesley Jacobs, Susan Kottak, Michael Lennon Mimi Leipzig, Mike Lennon, Jeanne Millspaugh, Robbie Nuttall, Carol Poll, Catherine Pickering, and Carolyn Quenon. Devoted parent Tammy White and her adorable daughter, Emily, pitched in to help us. A hearty thanks also goes to the Director of the Library, Arlene Nevins, and the library staff who helped us and stored the books for us before the sale.
The North Shore Key Club and the North Shore High School provided indispensable help setting up the book sale. North Shore students who helped were Emma Hert, Andrew Jacklin, Alexis Lovaglio, James Mastakouris, Sean Valentine, Meg Valentine, and “Muscle for Hire” SUNY student and musician Jack Valentine. Julia Salat, the faculty advisor of the Key Club of North Shore High School does an outstanding job recruiting students to help us at this very busy time of the school term.
The Sea Cliff Troop 43 Boy Scouts of St. Luke’s Church are crucial to the sale by helping us bring in the remaining books. Boy Scouts , Luca Antinori, Nathan Doody, and Paul Schmalzried, worked quickly and carefully. Troop 43 leader, Matt Greco, does a great job with the group. The Troop meets on Monday night at 7:30 at St. Luke’s Church and always welcomes new members. Click here for their website Some of the leftover books are distributed to local community charities and others are sent to Better World Books, a charitable organization supporting worldwide literacy.
In addition, we want to thank, Ann DiPietro, and the Sea Cliff Civic Association Garage Sale Committee for giving us garage day sale maps to sell that day and allow us to keep the money from the sale. But most of all the group we want to thank is the Sea Cliff community. It is the Sea Cliff community who gives us the wonderful gently used books to sell and every year turns out to buy them.
Friends of the Sea Cliff Library are non-profit group committed to advocacy and support of the library. Money raised by the Friends is used to benefit the library such as contributing thousands of dollars towards the remodeling of the Children’s Library, providing museum passes, IPads and many other items. New members are always welcome at monthly meetings. Further information is available in the Library.
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First Row: Left to right: Carole Berglie, Jeanne Millspaugh, Emma Hert, Alexis Lovaglio, Jack Valentine, Row 2: Jim Campbell, Peggy Brucia, Carol Poll, Andrew Jacklin, James Mastakouris, Sean Valentine: Volunteers at Friends of the Sea Cliff” Giant Gently Used Book Sale”, June 6, 2015. Photo taken by Wendy D’Avino