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After the librarians have made their selections, the volunteers pack the remaining
books into cartons, labeling them according to their contents so they are easily
identified for the sale. For an average book sale, there are hundreds of cartons of books.
That means that the volunteer book sorters have handled more than 10,000 books.
So, who are these volunteers and purveyors of books?
Stephanie Jonas, a retired college administrator, spearheads the sorting team.
She took over the role after Moreland resident Lyla Olden stepped down. Jonas is an
avowed book lover and has volunteered with library book sales in Holland, Michigan
and High Point, North Carolina. An avid reader, Jonas reads most everything, from
children’s books to social science. She is skilled at sorting books into the category from
which they’ll sell best. She also keeps the Never-ending Book Sale shelves at Main
Library stocked with interesting items.
Joyce Becker is a retired Shaker Library associate who also volunteers in the B’nai
Jeshurun congregation kitchen, cooking and preparing meals for large groups, and she
tutors Chinese students in English. Her knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System is
invaluable when the rest of the sorters are unsure how to categorize a particular book.
“Besides enjoying the work and the people, we often conclude with lunch at J. Pistone,”
says Becker, who also manages the Never-ending Book Sale at Woods Branch.
Beverly Dahms is a retired physician from University Hospitals Department
of Pathology where she worked for 33 years. She grew up in New York City one block
from a library branch. “Opening every box of books and seeing the contents is always
an adventure,” she says. When she is not sorting books, Dahms volunteers with the
Cleveland Botanical Garden and the Master Gardeners of Cuyahoga County, and is an
avid national and international hiker.
Katie Ehrlich is a retired corporate librarian who also volunteers as an usher for
The Cleveland Orchestra. She is a fan of romance novels and sorts the fabulous from the
ho-hum, insuring that Friends book sales offer the best of romance. Originally from Connecticut,
she received a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Colorado and
a master’s degree in Library Science from the University of Pittsburgh, where she worked
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as a business reference librarian in the Graduate
School of Business. She retired from Ernst &
Young LLP as a corporate librarian. Her hobbies
include travel, cooking, and classical music.
Patti Flanagin, a retired technical writer,
is the sorters’ literature expert. An anglophile,
she often travels to England to visit friends and
reconnect with her inner English Lady. Flanagin
has a master’s degree in Music Performance
from the University of North Texas. She was also
an ice skating judge for 20 years. When she is
not sorting books, she enjoys playing with the
Flautrageous Flute Choir at the Cleveland Music
Settlement, baking, bicycling, walking, and
Lee Hass has been a volunteer with the
Friends for 15 years, where she served as book
sale chair and membership chair. She is a retired
librarian and the group’s Judaica expert.
Dick Payne has been sorting books for
more than 20 years and serves as the quality
control expert who removes all the moldy or
tainted books that can ruin an entire carton
and is in charge of boxing up all books marked
From sorting, setting up, and selling, this
group knows how to organize and execute a
successful book sale. No task is too small and no
sale is too big for these volunteers.
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