Fall Book Frenzy events start September 26

Fall Book Frenzy preparations are underway with the collection of pre-loved books, puzzles, and games. Tuesday, September 26 is Author Night, a lively evening with Tyler Merritt, author of the best-selling book “I Take My Coffee Black.” The book sale takes place in Cheek Gym from Thursday, September 28 through Saturday, September 30. It benefits the Hassenfeld Library and USN’s K-12 need-based scholarship program and allows local nonprofits and public school teachers to refresh their bookshelves at little to no cost.
By Kim Kikkawa, Fall Book Frenzy Co-Chair

Fill your bags now
Fall Book Frenzy Donation bags have been sent home. Fill them with gently used books, puzzles, and games. Please, no DVDs, CDs, or VCR tapes. If you have reusable bags you would like to donate, put them in your bag as well. We will use them at the sale for books that have been purchased. Bring your bags to USN between Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 22. USNA volunteers will collect your items during morning drop-off. If you have a large donation or need extra help, please call the USNA Office at 615-321-8019.

Author Night: A lively evening with Tyler Merritt on September 26
Tuesday, September 26 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Durnan Auditorium
We are kicking off Fall Book Frenzy with the second annual Author Night. Fall Book Frenzy will host Tyler Merritt, author of the best-selling memoir “I Take My Coffee Black.” Merritt is a sought-after speaker, as well as a musician, actor, and author. He will discuss his memoir. A book signing opportunity will follow.  Books will be available for purchase on Author Night at the event. Tickets are $20, and light food will be served. To learn more or purchase tickets here.

Fall Book Frenzy takes place in Cheek Gym
  • Thursday, September 28 from 12 to 7 p.m. for the USN community only
  • Friday, September 29 from 12 to 7 p.m. for the USN community only
  • Saturday, September 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. This day is open to the general public, and the $10 fill-your-bag sale takes place from 2 to 3 p.m. 
Sign up to volunteer
Fall Book Frenzy needs lots of volunteers to receive books during drop off, box books, sort books as well as to work the cash register and reset the gym after the sale. Click here to sign up. As a thank you, volunteers are given the first opportunity to shop the sale.

Proceeds from Author Night benefit the Hassenfeld Library and USN’s K-12 need-based scholarship program. Funds raised from the sale of books, puzzles, and games during Fall Book Frenzy benefit the Hassenfeld Library.  

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