County literacy association plans annual used book sale

PICKENS — The Pickens County Literacy Association continues to collect books for its upcoming book sale scheduled for Nov. 18-19 in Pickens. The two-day event will be held in the All Saints Hall of Pickens Presbyterian Church, located at 311 W. Main St. The sale will open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19.

There are always hundreds of hardback and paperback books, children’s books, cookbooks, self-help books and coffee table books to choose from. Audio books, CDs, DVDs, cassettes and tapes will also be on sale.

The PCLA is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteer tutors to teach reading skills to non- or low-reading adults, including those needing help reading English. For more than 10 years, the semi-annual event has served as the PCLA’s major fundraiser.

The success of the project is due to the generosity of those who continue to donate books and those that shop at the twice-a-year sales, according to program director Everett Curl. In addition, she credited the PCLA volunteers that put together the event twice a year.

The following local businesses assist the PCLA by serving as collection points for donors.

In Pickens, you can bring items to the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative office, Grace United Methodist Church, Pickens First Baptist Church, Pickens Savings and Loan and Pickens Federal Credit Union.

In Easley, donations can be brought to Custom Cleaners, Kelly’s Pharmacy and Robin’s Laundromat. Donations can also be brought to Central Town Hall or the Central-Clemson Recreation Center and Family Medicine Associates in Clemson.

Proceeds from the fundraiser help the PCLA continue its programs helping adults improve their reading skills. If you know an adult who would benefit from the program, contact (864) 639-2925 or 878-9642.