Used Book/Curriculum Sale!
Saturday, August 2, 9 am to 1 pm
Community Presbyterian Church Gym
Mark your calendar for Crossroads’ second used book/curriculum sale this summer! We do allow non-Crossroads families to sell books at the August 2nd sale. Please follow the instructions given below. We do ask that non-Crossroads families pay $5 when they register with the casher.
Anyone is welcome to come and purchase materials at the August 2 sale. Please bring cash and coin with you when you come to buy. You may be able to write checks for the bigger items, but it’s much easier to have cash for the smaller items.
For those of you who have never participated in one of our school’s used book sales, here is an explanation of how to get ready for it!
How the Sale Works
The gym is divided into sections. Material is divided by grade from preschool through grade 6, then by subject matter for grades 7-12. Areas are set aside for readers, teacher resource materials, multi-level use, games, and miscellaneous. There’s also a section devoted to “free” materials (anything you’re willing to give away).
If you’re selling items at the event, please mark all your materials carefully. If something is free, write “free” on it or on a label stuck to it. Otherwise, on each item attach an envelope listing your name, item’s name, recommended grade level (if known), and the price. If you have more than one item in a set, band the materials together and write how many pieces are in that set on your envelope. Purchasers will place the purchase amount in these envelopes.
When you bring books to set up, register with the cashier, who will label a large envelope with your name and phone number. This envelope will be used to collect individual envelopes which contain payment for materials you sell.
If you have time and are able to do so, you might consider making a master list of your books and curriculum, for your use when you pick up your money and unsold materials on Saturday.
Schedule for Set-Up and Sale
Set-up will be on Friday afternoon (August 1) from 2-4 pm, and Saturday (August 2) from 8 to 9 am. The sale will begin at 9 am Saturday and close promptly at 1 pm. Plan to return at 1 pm on Saturday to pick up your money and any unsold materials, or have a friend do it for you. CRCS is not responsible for any materials left in the gym.
This sale is run by volunteers. Everyone who plans to sell materials must volunteer to help with either set-up on Friday afternoon at 2 pm; no books can be put out until the gym is set up. Or stay late on Saturday and help with moving tables back to where they go. This begins around 1:15 or 1:30 since we must give time for books to be collected by sellers. We also need two or three cashiers to work shifts (9-11 am, and 11 am to 1 pm on Saturday). Tables have to be moved from other buildings to the gym, and then taken back on Saturday afternoon. Signs have to be put on walls on Friday and taken down on Saturday. You’re welcome to bring your children to help with these tasks. Contact the Crossroads office if you plan to sell books, and let us know how you plan to help.