Used book donations needed for 2016 Charlie Brown Book Sale

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Students at Vandergriff Elementary School are collecting used book donations for the annual Charlie Brown Book Sale.

Named in honor of a chocolate lab adopted from the Lib Horn Animal Shelter of Fayetteville by Vandergriff third-grade teacher Sherri Wheeler, the event is the largest annual fundraiser for the shelter.

“This event promotes two great things, reading and supporting homeless pets in our community,” said Justine Lentz, animal services superintendent.

According to Lentz, the sale has raised over $25,000 since it began over a decade ago.

Gently used children’s and adult books may be dropped off during regular office hours at the front office of Vandergriff Elementary, located at 2975 E. Township St., or at the shelter at 1640 S. Armstrong Ave.

The sale will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 4-5, and from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 6 at Vandergriff Elementary. Children’s books and adult paperbacks are sold for 50 cents, and adult hardbacks are $1.

For more information, contact Lentz at 479-444-3455.