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Donated items now being accepted for book sale

(Ottumwa) – Donated items are being solicited for the third annual Pages for Pennies Book Sale.

Donations of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, LPs, board games, puzzles, and sheet music are being accepted now through May 9th. These items can be dropped off in the lobby of Bridge View Center during regular business hours. They can be left in two shopping carts draped in black located immediately inside the center’s main entrance.

The book sale draws its inspiration from the former YWCA book sale with the proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Ottumwa Public Library, Bridge View Center, and Ottumwa Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. The first two sales raised a combined $14,816.50. The Friends of the OPL, alone, received $6,189.68. This year’s sale is scheduled May 16-18 at Bridge View.

Please note, all donated items must be clean and in good condition. Those that are dusty and dirty or possessing a musty odor cannot be accepted. The latter simply won’t sell and will taint other items.

Donations must be brought to Bridge View. Book sale volunteers, unfortunately, are unable to make pick-ups.

Any questions can be directed to the Ottumwa Area CVB at 641.684.4303 or meckman@exploreottumwa.com.