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DKG Annual Used Book Sale returning!

DKG Book Sale inside the former Big Lots in 2020 -Optopolis

The Delta Kappa Gamma Annual Used Book Sale is set to take place again this year!

What is Delta Kappa Gamma?

For those unaware of what DKG is, it is an organization ran by significant women educators; as clarified in their purpose on their website, DKG promotes excellence in education. DKG has presence in numerous countries including the United States and Canada.

History of DKG in Cheyenne, WY

Generally, every year, DKG of Cheyenne (the Upsilon Chapter) has held their annual used book sale to build up funds for educational projects and needs while also encouraging reuse of perfectly good books. According to Wyoming News, the Upsilon Chapter of DKG hosted their first book sale at the Frontier Mall 38 years ago.

Over the years, DKG has taken advantage of loads of different spaces in Cheyenne, including but not limited to Big Lots in 2020, Pioneer Printing in 2019, and three smaller tenant spaces in the Frontier Mall in 2018 (one of which was the former Motherhood Maternity).
TOP: DKG at Big Lots 2020 | MIDDLE: DKG at Pioneer Printing 2019 | BOTTOM: Frontier Mall Sign from a recent year -Optopolis

In further years past, they've held the sale in the Eastridge wing of Carey Jr High School (previously occupied by Dildine Elementary during their school's remodel), the former Z's Furnishings on Ridge Rd near Pershing Blvd (now demolished), the Liquor Division of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, and Dinneen Buick-Pontiac Building (now part of the Cheyenne Public Safety Center).

What will this year's book sale look like? When and where?

Last year, the book sale was canceled as a result of COVID19, making this year's book sale the 38th Annual Used Book Sale.

According to the Upsilon Chapter's Weebly page, it is set to be held in the former Big Lots (next to Sportsman's Warehouse) in the Cheyenne Plaza once again; the sale will occur on Saturday, March 5th from 8 AM to 6 PM and Sunday, March 6th from 9 AM to 3 PM. Note: DKG has indicated that they are requiring masks.
Panorama of the DKG Annual Used Book Sale in 2020. Dates/Times and "37th" (displayed in window) blurred to avoid possible confusion. -Optopolis

When and where to donate books for the book sale

Starting February 1st and ending February 27th, you can donate books by dropping them off at various locations (listed below) in Cheyenne on Tuesdays 9AM-Noon, Thursdays 1PM-7PM, and Sundays 1PM-4PM according to the DKG event page; if you have a large donation within a 10 mile radius or can't make it to one of the donation locations, you can follow the instructions provided on the Wyoming Public Media website.

Donation locations:

- Safeway on South Greeley Hwy
Safeway on South Greeley Hwy -Optopolis

- YMCA on E Lincolnway
The YMCA sign -Optopolis

- Albertson's on Pershing Blvd or on Yellowstone Rd
TOP: Albertson's on Pershing Blvd and Ridge Rd | BOTTOM: Albertson's on Yellowstone Rd near Carlson Rd -Optopolis

- Natural Grocer's off of Frontier Mall Dr
A sunny winter day at Natural Grocer's/Vitamin Cottage -Optopolis

- Gold's Gym on Pershing Blvd
Gold's Gym in the Pershing Plaza -Optopolis

Will you be visiting the DKG Annual Used Book Sale this year!? Let's chat in the comments!

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