The Samuel Pierce Branch Library’s annual book sale has traditionally been held at the Sellersville Armory this weekend, but due to heightened security concerns following the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the event has been postponed.
“This was due to a nationwide security issue. It was not just the local armory facility,” Ginny Snyder, president of the Friends of the Samuel Pierce Branch Library said.
The book sale was scheduled to open its doors Friday at 9 a.m. Snyder says several hundred normally attend. Now the library is looking for a “Plan B.”
“This is a major fundraiser. If we do not have that, it’s a certain amount of money that won’t go back to the library,” said Sndyder.
According to Snyder, the community also has been looking for a “Plan B” by offering suggestions for an alternate location.
“Nobody can remember when we didn’t have it there (The Sellersville Armory),” she said.Despite the setbacks, the library and the armory’s relationship has not changed.
“We were welcome to come back next year,” Snyder said. “We love it and we love being there.”