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Olympic View book sale is this afternoon, Saturday

June 17th, 2016 by Mike

From Maple Leaf Parents:

The Olympic View “Summer Soar” Annual Children’s Used Book Sale is tomorrow Friday, June 17th 3:45-6:30pm & Saturday June 18th from 10am-3pm at Olympic View in the hallway in front of the main office. We have books for kids from birth to young adult. Prices are only 50¢-$2. Come and stock up on books for the summer!

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Remember: Olympic View book sale and Lakeview celebration

May 28th, 2015 by Mike

Two things happening this weekend:

Beginning Friday afternoon, Olympic View Elementary School is holding its annual used book sale.

We have collected over 5,000 items, and we are now trying to get the word out about our sale this weekend. Would you be able to post about the event? Here are the details:

The sale is this Friday, May 29th, (3:45-6 p.m.) and Saturday, May 30th, (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.). It will be a great chance to stock up on some summer reading.

We will have over 5,000 used books, CDs, and DVDs, with prices ranging from 50 cents to $2 for most items. The sale will be held in the auditorium at Olympic View (504 N.E. 95th St.).

On Saturday, we will have a raffle, with prizes including restaurant gift certificates, a Kindle, a one hour massage from Seattle Athletic Club, and Funko toys. Of course, all proceeds benefit the students at OV.

Also on Saturday, the Lakeview Free Methodist Church is holding a free Community Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the church, 9412 15th Ave. N.E.

We will have food, bouncy house, games, raffle and more. Fun for the whole family.

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Olympic View Elementary seeks donated books

April 29th, 2015 by Mike

Sue emails:

I am a PTA member at Olympic View and Maple Leaf resident on Northeast 84th Street, and I’m organizing the annual used book sale, to be held at OV on May 29th and 30th.

We are currently seeking used book, CD, and DVD donations from the community. Would you be able to put the call out on your blog for donations?

This year, these are our donation drop-off locations:

* MAPLE LEAF ACE HARDWARE

* SEATTLE ATHLETIC CLUB NORTHGATE – one free guest pass per donation (limit 10 per day; while supplies last)

* CLOUD CITY COFFEE – one free drip coffee for 5+ items or a free 12 oz drink of any kind for 10+ items

* OLYMPIC VIEW ELEMENTARY – yellow drop box in front of the school (504 NE 95th St)

The sale itself will be Friday, May 29th from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, May 30th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E, 95th St.

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Need to Buy Some Holiday Gifts? Go Buy the Book!

November 8th, 2014 by Mike

This post courtesy of our sister site My Wallingford.

Next Saturday, November 15, at North Seattle College, the Friends of the Seattle Public Library is hosting a holiday book sale.

The sale will take place in the cafeteria at North Seattle College, 9600 College Way N. . You can enter from the west side of the campus into the first floor entrance of the College Center Building, underneath the large concrete staircase visible from College Way between Northeast 95th and 97th streets.

You can find gift-quality books for all ages, old or rare books and tons of new DVD’s! Prices start at $3!

Due to the fire code, capacity in the cafeteria will be limited and there may be a line to enter the building.

This sale is free and open to the public with no registration required.

For more information, call the Friends of The Seattle Public Library at 206-682-7567, email book.sale@friendsofspl.org or visit www.friendsofspl.or

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Stop by the Summer Soar Used Book Sale

May 31st, 2013 by master

Books for all ages will abound tomorrow at Olympic View Elementary School, where Day 2 of their Summer Soar Used Book Sale continues from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the school’s auditorium at 504 N.E. 95th St.

Near closing of the kickoff event Friday, these were the titles that greeted customers at the door.


Photo courtesy Aiko Schaefer.

But there also were plenty or genres beyond popular fiction, including children’s books, books on travel, animals or cooking, DVDs, audiobooks for all ages and more.

Best of all, there’s nothing to feel guilty about since books you buy at this fundraiser will not only benefit your bookshelf, but also the students at Olympic View Elementary.

Don’t worry if you miss the May 31-June 1 book sale. Aiko Schaefer with the Olympic View PTA says the event could very likely become an annual event to kick off summer in Maple Leaf after this year’s generous donation of books. Start saving books to donate now!

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Maple Leaf's new free library (plus a reminder to donate books today to Olympic View Elementary)

May 29th, 2013 by Mike

We have a new, free, lending library at the corner of Northeast 88th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast.

(We first saw it on Cloud City’s Coffee’s Facebook page.)

Speaking of books, today is the last day to drop off donated books for Olympic View Elementary School’s Summer Book Sale, which is this Friday and Saturday.

Drop-off locations include (perks noted in italics):

  • Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, 9000 Roosevelt Way N.E.
  • Blue Saucer Coffee, 9127 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip or kid hot cocoa for 3+ items
  • Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip for 3+ items
  • Diva Espresso, 8014 Lake City Way N.E.; get a free drip or a kid cocoa for 3+
  • Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
  • Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th St.; drop box in front of the school

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Maple Leaf’s new free library (plus a reminder to donate books today to Olympic View Elementary)

May 29th, 2013 by Mike

We have a new, free, lending library at the corner of Northeast 88th Street and Eighth Avenue Northeast.

(We first saw it on Cloud City’s Coffee’s Facebook page.)

Speaking of books, today is the last day to drop off donated books for Olympic View Elementary School’s Summer Book Sale, which is this Friday and Saturday.

Drop-off locations include (perks noted in italics):

  • Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, 9000 Roosevelt Way N.E.
  • Blue Saucer Coffee, 9127 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip or kid hot cocoa for 3+ items
  • Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip for 3+ items
  • Diva Espresso, 8014 Lake City Way N.E.; get a free drip or a kid cocoa for 3+
  • Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
  • Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th St.; drop box in front of the school

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Books still sought for Olympic View Book Sale

May 23rd, 2013 by master

The upcoming long weekend might be the perfect opportunity for you to do a little spring cleaning not only for your own benefit, but also for Maple Leaf’s Olympic View Elementary School.

The school at 504 N.E. 95th St. is holding its Summer Soar Used Book Sale from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 31, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1, but first, it needs community members to donate a few of their gently used books, CDs and DVDs for all ages.

Maple Leaf businesses are making it worth your while by offering not only drop-off locations, but also special perks for donors. Drop-off locations include (perks noted in italics):

  • Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, 9000 Roosevelt Way N.E.
  • Blue Saucer Coffee, 9127 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip or kid hot cocoa for 3+ items
  • Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way N.E.; get a free drip for 3+ items
  • Diva Espresso, 8014 Lake City Way N.E.; get a free drip or a kid cocoa for 3+
  • Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E.
  • Olympic View Elementary, 504 N.E. 95th St.; drop box in front of the school

But it’s really time to get spring cleaning, because items must be dropped off by Wednesday, May 29. If you have questions or are unable to bring your donation to a location, contact Aiko Schaefer at 206-941-4817 or aikoschaefer@gmail.com.

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Highlights from Maple Leaf Community Meeting

April 25th, 2013 by master

Last night’s Maple Leaf General Community Meeting was packed with information from Maple Leaf and beyond, with presentations by interim King County Councilman Rod Dembowski, Sustainable NE Seattle and the new Licton Springs P-Patch, as well as updates on Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, the city’s new tree policy and transportation changes.

More than 40 people attended the quarterly meeting at Olympic View Elementary School, which included the election of three new executive members to the Maple Leaf Community Council: Jason Beard, Sylvia Traeger and Laurie Phipps. Donna Hartmann-Miller also was re-elected to the board, and President David Miller noted that there’s still an open council position if anybody is interested.

Some highlights from the meeting:

  • This weekend is the Olympic View Plant Sale, from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 26-27, with proceeds benefiting students at the Maple Leaf school. Miller noted the school also is holding a book sale May 31 and June 1, and it’s now taking book donations at the Northgate Community Center, Cloud City Coffee,  Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, Blue Saucer and Pacific Medical Centers — Northgate.
  • Also this weekend, you’re invited to a work party at the Licton Springs P-Patch, located on the southern border of North Seattle Community College (in a notable first-ever partnership between the city and state), from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Although the majority of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park isn’t slated to open until late summer/early fall, the Maple Leaf Family Terrace (aka playground) is nearing completion, with a grand opening planned for May 18. Hartmann-Miller, who leads the volunteer Friends for a Greater Maple Leaf Park, says details are still being worked out, but it likely will start at about 11 a.m. She noted that the volunteers who helped assemble the playground equipment at a work party April 6-7 deserve a huge “Thank you” from all of us for their hard work on one of our windiest, rainiest spring days.
  • Speaking of Maple Leaf Reservoir Park, Hartmann-Miller also said that because much of the park is now being seeded, it won’t quite be ready for us in time for the Maple Leaf Summer Ice Cream Social, which usually takes place the last Wednesday of July. She asked attendees if they would be OK if the annual event was postponed until the last Wednesday in August, when she’s hopeful the park will be ready for hundreds (thousands?) of people to trample the grounds. If you have input on the matter, please post below or email Donna01@mapleleafcommunity.org or any other members of the executive board.
  • If you’ve been meaning to make a donation to the Maple Leaf Community Council or to become a member, Miller points out that the best day to do so is May 15, otherwise known as The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG. Any donation you make to the council that day, The Seattle Foundation will match – and the bigger the donation, the bigger the match. Just go to tinyurl.com/mlcc-givebig anytime in that 24-hour period.
  • Miller noted that if you’re at all interested in how Northgate transportation issues will affect you, it’s important you attend the Sound Transit’s Northgate Station design and access update from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 23, at Olympic View Elementary School, 504 N.E. 95th St.

We would also like to point out that Councilman Dembowski made a noteworthy announcement at the meeting: That night was the 27th anniversary of David Miller and Donna Hartmann-Miller‘s first date. Congratulations to two of the community’s most tireless leaders, and a big thank you to them for spending the evening with the residents of Maple Leaf. Happy anniversary and thank you for all of the hard work you do for the community!

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Donate books now for Olympic View summer sale

April 22nd, 2013 by master

Olympic View Elementary School is hoping to keep its kids as well as the community well-stocked on books, DVDs and CDs this summer with its upcoming Summer Soar Used Book Sale, from 3:30-7 p.m. May 31 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 1 in the school’s auditorium at 504 N.E. 95th St.

If you have gently used books, CDs or DVDs you’d like to donate in the meantime, area businesses are volunteering their space as drop-off locations for the book drive. So far, participants include Northgate Community Center, 10510 Fifth Ave. N.E., and Cloud City Coffee, 8801 Roosevelt Way N.E., which is offering a free drip coffee to customers who drop off three or more books, according to Aiko Schaefer with the Olympic View Elementary School PTA.

UPDATE: Also on board: Maple Leaf Ace Hardware, 9000 Roosevelt Way N.E., which Schaefer notes also is donating bins for participants; Blue Saucer, 9127 Roosevelt Way N.E., who will add bins and an as-yet-unnamed incentive next week; and Pacific Medical Centers — Northgate, 10416 Fifth Ave. N.E.

Schaefer is hoping more area businesses will participate. For more information, contact her at aikoschaefer@gmail.com or (206) 941-4817.

Be sure to add the Summer Soar Book Sale to your calendar, too! In addition to books for all ages, there also will be guest readers, workshops and more.

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