With space at a premium, officials have made the decision to sell off some of the Escalon High School yearbooks currently being stored in the EHS library.
“We have issues from 1944 to 2019,” said Librarian Linda Taberna.
She noted that while not every single year is represented, there are several yearbooks available for people that may have missed a year or are looking for a specific one to add to their collection.
“We don’t have all the years and for some years, we may have one or two yearbooks, some we have 20,” Taberna said.
Helping coordinate the sale is teacher and yearbook advisor John Yonke.
“We are hoping to use the proceeds to buy some equipment,” he said of the sales benefitting the yearbook class and staff as they look to continue producing the annual publication at a high level.
Taberna said with the price per yearbook set at just $5 – even for the most recent editions – they hope it will be a successful effort.
“I think it’s going to go over really well,” she admitted. “I’ve got them here in the library and they’re taking up a lot of space.”
Information about the $5 sales has been put in the school bulletin and word of mouth is also getting the sale some attention.
Taberna said those interested in purchasing a yearbook can go to the main office at the high school on Yosemite Avenue and then ask for Karen Nunes; she will collect the money once it is determined that the yearbook the potential buyer is looking for is still available.
Yonke said it’s an idea that serves a double purpose, helping create more room for other storage needs in the library on campus as well as helping out the yearbook staff. And though not expected to be a huge moneymaker at $5 per book, he said every little bit will help.
More information is available by calling the school at 209-838-7073.