Used Book Sales Planned by Manheim Township Library and Mennonite Historical Society Next Week | Entertainment

Need extra reading material for the fall?

Some upcoming library book sales might have what you need.

Friends of the Manheim Township Public Library

After canceling in 2020, the Friends of the Manheim Township Public Library has announced that they are planning their biggest book sale this fall.

The Fall Book Sale will be held at the Overlook Activities Center Ice Rink, 301 Golf Drive, Tuesday through Thursday, September 14-16.

The sale includes used books categorized, as well as DVDs, CDs, books on CDs and puzzles.

This year, the books will not be priced individually. Adult hardcover books are $2, hardcover children’s books are $1 each, and paperbacks are 50 cents. DVDs are $1; CDs, 50 cents; books on CD, $2; and puzzles, 50 cents.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, half-price day.

Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted as payment (minimum credit purchase of $5).

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The book sale is one of the library’s main fundraising events, with proceeds supporting library materials, programs, and equipment.

The group of friends’ book sale coordinator, Rennae Newman, said in a press release that more than 50,000 books and media items will be available for sale in 30 different categories.

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Additionally, the Manheim Township Public Library will celebrate its 10th anniversary on September 25. For more information, visit

Book buyers shop at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society’s Bookworm Frolic in this 2020 file photo.

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society Bookworm Frolic

Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society will offer more than 40,000 books for sale at its annual Bookworm Frolic, which will be held Thursday through Saturday, September 16-18.

The sale is located under a large tent at the historical society headquarters, 2215 Millstream Road, off Lincoln Highway East.

Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Book categories include history, biography, children’s books, fiction, religion, Christian fiction and more. Hardbacks will cost $3 and paperbacks $1.50.

Books are half price on Saturdays, or fill a box for $12. Credit cards, cash and checks will be accepted as payment.

Proceeds benefit the company’s mission to promote history through storytelling.

The historical society is looking for volunteers 18 and older to set the tables on Tuesday and Wednesday before the sale or to help clean up after the sale on Saturday.

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