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OPERATE THE BOOK CENTER

Virginia Secor Stranahan was an avid reader. Many friends walked away after a visit with Virginia with a book she just finished reading & an encouragement to learn more. It was natural for her to transform an old carriage room built in 1916, once filled with saddles, bridles & horse carriages, into a home for used books. The Once-Read Book center is open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm. Book donations are welcomed as well as browsers & those wishing to buy books!

BOOK DONATIONS (Accepted In Boxes or Bags Only – Max. 5):

- WE DO NOT ACCEPT -
Damaged/musty smelling books Encyclopedias/Reference books
Text books Readers Digest Novels & Magazines
National Geographic Magazines Magazines over a year old
Books on tape, Albums & Movies Catalogs

WHEN PURCHASING A BOOK
SUGGESTED DONATIONS:
Hardbacks
$1.50
Children’s Hardback
$0.50
Paperbacks
$0.50
Children’s Paperbacks
$0.25
Magazines
$0.10

The book center is operated by non-profit organizations. Through their volunteer efforts, the groups receive a portion of the monies donated & the rest is contributed to Read For Literacy which helps hundreds of people learn to read.

WHAT NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS DO
TO OPERATE THE BOOKCENTER:

  • Organization must be non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt.

  • Each year organization members send an application to be part of a drawing. The 577 Foundation invites 4 organizations to operate the Book Center, each for 3 months beginning January, April, July, and October.

  • Organization members will be asked to give a minimum of 8 volunteer hours per a week to organize the books & care for the Book Center.

  • Organization members will give 50% of the 3-month earnings to Read For Literacy.

  • Organization members will conduct a weekend public Book Fair. They will choose a date, prepare, advertise & be on site. They will receive 100% of the earnings from the weekend.






If your Organization is interested in operating the Book center for 3 months,
please give us a call or e-mail.

Phone: 419-874-4174

E-Mail: hgallant@577foundation.org