Embracing the digital moment we are in, Friends of the Sunderland Public Library are pleased to offer our first virtual auction. This online event will take the place of the traditional Fall Book & Bake Sale in 2020.
The Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Business Fair features items donated by local artists, some of whom have had exhibits in the library in the past, as well as local crafts people and businesses. We are using the online auction website Auctria to host our virtual silent auction.
The auction will be held from Thursday, October 22nd through midnight on Monday, November 30th.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you have questions about the online auction, using Auctria, or about the Friends of Sunderland Public Library, please email us at email@example.com.
What is the Friends of SPL Virtual Arts, Crafts and Business Fair? The SPL Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Business Fair is an event will take the place of the traditional fall book/bake sale. It will feature items donated by local artists, some of whom have had exhibits in the library in the past, as well as local crafts people and businesses. A preview of the items can be found at Sunderland Public Library.org/auction.
Is the Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Business Fair completely online? Yes, in order to keep our community safe this event will be held entirely online. You can access the online auction at charityauction.bid/friendsofspl
What is a Virtual Online Auction? An online auction is an auction held over the internet. The Friends of Sunderland Public Library’s Virtual Arts, Craft, and Business Fair is an online silent auction, meaning bidders can anonymously bid on a wide variety of items using our online auction platform, Auctria.
What kinds of items will I find in this auction? There will be a variety of items from local artisans including paintings, jewelry, knitted items such as scarfs, hats; quilts, gift certificates from local businesses and restaurants and even a genuine Boston Bruins Jersey!
Will I be able to see the actual items before I bid? If so where? When? How? Go to Sunderland Public Library.org/auction and click on this link.
How do I bid on items? Please visit charityauction.bid/friendsofspl to view the items for bid and to place your bids. You will need to register for an account with Auctria before you can bid on items. All you need is an email address in order to register. You do not need to register to view the items available in the auciton.
How will I know if I have won an item? You will receive an email both from Auctria and the Friends of Sunderland Public Library notifying you of your winning bid.
How will I pay for items that I have won? You can pay for items that you have won with a credit card through the Auctria website. You can instead make arrangements to pay by check through the Friends of Sunderland Public Library. The Friends will email you once you have won an item, and you can decide then how you would like to pay.
Do I need a credit card to use Auctria? You do not need to add a credit card to your Auctria account. All that is required for sign up is an email address. If you win an item, the Friends of Sunderland Public Library will contact you to arrange payment through your preferred method.
How will the funds raised through this online auction be used? 100% of the funds raised through the Friends of Sunderland Public Library Virtual Arts, Crafts, and Business Fair will go towards supporting Sunderland Public Library. These funds will support the library’s public programs and technology for the public to use, among other vital services to the community.
Will this online auction replace the Friends of Sunderland Public Library’s Fall Book & Bake Sale? Yes, this online auction is a replacement for the Fall 2020 Book & Bake Sale. The Friends hope to host an in-person book sale again as soon as it is safe to do so, but for now we felt a virtual auction was the safest way to raise funds for the library.
I know an artist, craftsperson, or local business that might be interested in donating an item to this online auction. What should I do? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the artist’s name, email address, photos of the item, and a brief description of the item. A member of the Friends of Sunderland Public Library will be in touch with you shortly.
Why are the Friends of Sunderland Public Library sponsoring their first online auction now? Embracing the digital moment we are in, Friends of the Sunderland Public Library will hold its first fall online auction in 2020. The event will take the place of the traditional fall book/bake sale, which is always a highlight for the community. While the pandemic has curtailed in-person gatherings, the Friends found an innovative alternative that enables the community to stay safe, while staying connected to the library.
How can I get more involved with the Friends of Sunderland Public Library and help out the library? Please email the Friends at email@example.com for more information about the Friends and how you can get involved. More information can also be found on the Friends of SPL Website.
Thank you very much to all of our donors! Without their generosity this auction would not have been possible. Their gifts allow the Friends of Sunderland Public Library to support another year of programs, technology, and library services for the whole region.
By supporting our donors, you also support the Friends of Sunderland Public Library. Please visit their websites and purchase their products to show your support.
Atlas Farms – https://www.atlasfarm.com/
Rhea Banker – http://rhea-banker.com/
Marge Barrett-Mills – https://www.pinterest.com/mbmamherst/
The Boston Bruins – https://www.nhl.com/bruins
Bridgeside Grille – https://www.bridgesidegrille.com/
Bub’s Bar-B-Que – www.bubsbbq.com
Jackie Brodeur – www.jackiebrodeur.com
Frontier Pizza – https://www.frontierpizza.com/
Gianni Figs – https://www.giannifigs.com/
Karen Guy “Miss K” – artbymissk.com
Laurenitis Farm – https://www.facebook.com/LaurenitisFarm/
Michelle Hallgren – www.etsy.com/shop/michellebijou
Kitchen Garden Farm – https://www.kitchengardenfarm.com/
Eileen Krol – jewelry can be ordered by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan McQuaid – email@example.com
Mike’s Maze – http://mikesmaze.com/
Millstone Market – https://www.themillstonemarket.com/
Carol Ostberg – firstname.lastname@example.org
Parnella Naturals – https://www.parnellanaturals.com/
Chris Pellerin – https://www.dunroaminfarm.com/
Renaissance Fine Jewelers and Gallery, Brattleboro VT – www.vermontjewel.com
Sunderland Corner Store – https://www.sunderlandcornerstore.com/
Sunderland Farm Collaborative – https://sunderlandfarmcollaborative.localfoodmarketplace.com/Index
Sunderland Knitting Circle – Contact the library for more information on how you can join.
Tea Trekker – https://teatrekker.com/
John Tomasetti – Johnmtomasetti@gmail.com
Stephanie Vignone – https://vignoneart.com/
Wild Roots Eatery – http://wildrootseatery.com/