This year’s Bookmark Ball will feature a silent auction offering an eclectic line up of items and services. The auction will be run between 8:00pm and 10:00pm, and bidders may bid in person or by absentee bid forms. Winning bidders need not be present, and will be notified within 48 hours of the auction’s close if they are not attending the Ball.
All interested bidders must register their contact information to participate in the auction. On registration, every bidder will be assigned a unique Bidder Number. Each bid must match the bid increment for each item–bids not following the bid increment will be disallowed. Absentee bids will be updated on bid sheets at regular intervals throughout the evening.
Pre-event absentee bidder registration forms will be available at the branch library during the week BEFORE the Ball (April 25-30). To register via email, please send your contact information (name, address, telephone, and email), a list of the items to be bid on,and minimum/maximum bids for each item to . A confirmation email will be sent with a unique Bidder Number; in case of duplicate minimum and maximum bids on a particular item by an absentee bidder, the time and date stamp of the registration email will determine priority.
A quick round up of some auction items (more details will be posted on this blog before the Ball) include Red Sox items, research and tutoring services, and artistic works which will be split 50/50 between the artist and the Friends. All items will have a reserve or minimum bid requirement.
Payment for successful bids may be by check made out to “Friends of the Hyde Park Branch Library”, or in cash if attending the Ball. All auction items can be picked up from the branch library at time of payment, unless alternate arrangements are made.