by Kelly Rogge, KCKCC
The annual book sale that offers great deals on books and supports student scholarships is returning to Kansas City Kansas Community College this month.
The My Shelf to Yours Book Sale is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 20 in Room 2325 on the lower level of the Jewell Building on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave. It will also be open 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19. The sale is open to the public as well as students, staff and faculty.
All books will be $1 or seven books for $5, and proceeds benefit the student scholarship fund. The Intercultural Center uses the fund to distribute scholarships for textbooks and tuition to students who have a financial need.
In addition, there will also be beverages and snacks for sale as well as fashion jewelry and other local vendors. Those who attend the book sale and purchase at least $5 worth of items are automatically entered into a raffle for a KCKCC Bookstore Certificate.
“The instructors of the KCKCC Adult Education ESL program have been very excited to bring their classes to MSTY book sale,” said Shelley Cetin, ESL transitions instructor at KCKCC. “It’s not only great to see students buying different types of books, but seeing them with multiple books for their children is especially rewarding as the books give parents who are learning English a way to interact with their bi-lingual children at home.”
Created in 2010, the goal of My Shelf To Yours is to promote scholarship, leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability by selling donated used books both on-line and on-ground. The student-operated store has gained national recognition from eBay’s Green Team for recycling books to help fellow students who need assistance with purchasing textbooks and with college tuition. Since the event started almost eight years ago, more than 67,500 books have been donated from 355 individuals. This has helped 366 students with 944 textbooks and has awarded more than $22,800 in scholarships.
My Shelf to Yours donates any unsold book donations from the sale to local charities and organizations.
“It’s a great to know that a book purchase brings someone one step closer to reaching that dream of more education, better jobs and better lives,” Cetin said. “The instructors are all looking forward to bringing our classes to the next MSTY Book Sale.”
For more information, contact Brian Patrick at 913-288-7362 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Barbara Clark-Evans at 913-288-7504 or by email at email@example.com.
Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at KCKCC.