Chair-ity Auction

“I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society.” - Henry David Thoreau

Showcase your talents!

Hay Memorial Library is hosting a “Chair-ity” Auction in August to help fund our building renovations, and we invite you join the fun and donate a chair, bench, ottoman or foot stool auction item, decorated by you or your organization. All “Chair-ity” furniture will be auctioned at the Union Hotel on Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 in the afternoon.

Are there any guidelines?

There are not specific guidelines for our creaters to follow ; however, we do ask that your creation touch upon the idea of a chair. If paint brushes and sandpaper aren’t in your tool kit, maybe you would rather create a cozy afghan or lap quilt?

Can I browse the auction?

Hay Memorial is creating an online catalog of listings for the Chair-ity Auction. This is a great opportunity to show your library-centric spirit! To be included in the online version, your item must be dropped off at the library no later than August 1.

Sounds like a great time!

Wine & Cheese Preview Reception on Friday, August 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

Chair-ity Auction on Saturday, August 12, at the Union Hotel in Sackets Harbor, bidding begins at 2:00 o’clock sharp

Auction Items must be taken with successful buyer on day of sale


Contact: Kathy VanNess @ 315.646.2717 or 
Katie Male-Riordan @ 315.646.2228 or



The Fine Print:

* Letters of valuation, based on the valuation provided by the donor, will be supplied by the library to individuals requesting tax-deductible donation receipts.

* The IRS requires us to inform you that no goods or services are received in return for your Chair-ity furniture or accessory donation. Hay Memorial Library is a 501(c)3 organization, tax exempt under law.