AAUW looking for used books

MARQUETTE — Spring cleaning? Don’t discard those used books; instead, donate them to benefit scholarships for women.

Every year, the Marquette Branch of the American Association of University Women offers scholarships to women to help further their studies, according to a press release.

As Northern Michigan University student Jessica Barber, a 2017 scholarship winner, described in the press release: “My AAUW scholarship is making it possible for me to complete my associate degree in Surgical Technology and bachelor’s degree in Clinical Health Science. Ultimately, I dream of using my education to help patients with safe and effective surgeries, and I’m grateful to AAUW for helping this dream come true.”

Funding for scholarships like these is dependent on proceeds from the AAUW’s annual used book sale, this year scheduled for April 26-28. The sale, in turn, depends on contributions of used books from the whole community.

Beginning March 13, donate used books to any of four Marquette locations: Marquette Community Credit Union, 1230 W. Washington St.; UP Medical Center, 1414 W. Fair Ave. (main entrance near information desk); River Valley Bank, 1101 N. Third St.; and the First Presbyterian Church, Bluff Street entrance.

For more information or for special arrangements for large-quantity donations, phone Jackie at 250-6170 or Pat at 250-5392.