An Online Auction to benefit Sunderland Public Library! November 8th – November 15th.
Shop for homemade holiday gifts, local goods, services, and more at the Friends of the Sunderland Public Library Annual Autumn Auction! All items are donated by their maker to benefit Sunderland Public Library.
Bidding will be done online, as was done last year, but the items will also be available for viewing in the library on Friday, November 3rd from 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 4th from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Then the auction website will go live for bidding on the morning of Wednesday, November 8th. Bidding will close on Wednesday, November 15th at 5:00 PM.
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 Annual Autumn Auction? The FSPL Annual Autumn Auction is a fundraising event that features items donated by local craftspeople, businesses and devoted patrons of the library. All proceeds support Sunderland Public Library’s public programs.
Is the Handmade Goods Auction completely online? Bidding will be completely online, but the items can be viewed in person on 11/3 and 11/4 at the library. Online bidding begins on Wednesday 11/8. We are using the online auction platform Auctria, as we did last year. You can access the online auction at charityauction.bid/fspl23
What kinds of items will I find in this auction? There will be a variety of items from local craftspeople including blankets, scarves, hats, household goods, gifts, holiday decorations, and gift cards and services donated by local businesses; and more.
Will I be able to see the actual items before I bid? If so where? When? How? You can view the online auction before bidding begins if you click on this link. The items will be available to view in person at the library on 11/3 and 11/4.
How do I bid on items? Please visit charityauction.bid/fspl23 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 auction.
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 check or cash through the Friends of Sunderland Public Library, or you may register a credit card through the Auctria website. 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 Handmade Goods Auction 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.
How can I get more involved with the Friends of Sunderland Public Library and help out the library? Please email the Friends at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Friends of Sunderland Public Library Members
Sunderland Knitting Circle – Contact the library for more information on how you can join.