The American Association of University Women-Dearborn (AAUW-Dearborn) will hold its second annual Summer Reading Used Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 1 and 2 at the Dearborn Ice Skating Center, 14900 Ford Road.
The weekend schedule will offer a chance for children to attend the sale and those that work during the week.
“This sale focuses on thousands of newly donated previously un-previewed quality books at great prices,” Used Book Sale Co-Chairwoman said.
Whether you are planning a getaway near or far or just staying home, there will be plenty to choose from in dozens of sorted categorizes including mystery, romance, serial fiction, history, non-fiction, and sports and leisure.
The Dearborn Ice Skating Center has an elevator to the upper floor and there will be curbside assistance for those requiring it.
Children’s books at all reading levels and interests will be available for purchase. The sale will offer a number of opportunities for children to select books they may find enjoyable and fun.
The U.S. Department of Education encourages children of all ages to read at least 30 minutes per day to avoid a decline in their literacy skills. Reading improves language skills, vocabulary and helps maintain a focus towards learning. New interests can also be discovered when selecting books.
The Department of Education also says that “Numerous studies indicate that students who don’t read or read infrequently during their summer vacation see their reading abilities stagnate or decline. The effect becomes more pronounced as students get older and advance through the school system.”
The Summer Reading Used Book Sale is smaller in scale then the Fall Used Book Sale scheduled for Sept. 26 to 30. The fall book sale offers multi-media items such as DVDs, CDs and vinyl; and also offers collectable books and rare finds.
“Fundraiser profits provide the scholarships, workshops and leadership conference opportunities for students attending Dearborn high schools, Henry Ford College and the University of Michigan-Dearborn,” Used Book Sale Co-Chairwoman Sarah LeBrell said.
Throughout AAUW-Dearborn’s 86-year history, the organization has supported the community with a focus on AAUW’s mission of “advancing gender equity for women and girls through research, education and advocacy.”
By donations to programs at the schools in the community, the organization is able to support this mission. More information can be obtained at www.dearborn-mi.aauw.net or on Facebook (AAUW-Dearborn Summer Book Sale) and Instagram (aauw_dearborn).