The third annual online auction far exceeded expectations, raising about $5,899 for the Amelia Givin Library in Mt. Holly Springs.
"It was extremely successfully," Library Director Cynthia Thompson said. "It was really a good response."
The goal this year was to raise $5,000 to help the library maintain its hours and purchase new materials in the midst of state budget cuts.
About 150 items were up for bid over a 16-day period from Oct. 15 to 30.
"There were bids on everything," Thompson said.
The final tally came in almost $2,000 more than the $3,900 raised last year.
Auction items included an autographed Joe Paterno football, gift cards, sports tickets, an airplane ride over Mt. Holly Springs, a season's worth of weekly produce and a week at a beach house in Stone Harbor, N.J.
Purchases may be picked up at the library starting today during regular library hours. Payment must be made at the time of pick-up by cash, check or Visa/MasterCard.
The library is accepting book donations to add/or resell at used book sales held throughout the year. The next sale will be Dec. 17-22 during regular library hours.
All donations to the library become property of the library and may be used as library management sees fit. Items not accepted include those that are old, musty, mildewed or in poor condition, as well as textbooks, encyclopedias and magazines.
Children's books are especially welcome.
People are asked to call the library at 486-3688 before making donations. Library hours are Monday through Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Fridays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.