Used Curriculum Sale

Expo Shopping and Exhibitor Options


This event, which draws hundreds each year, is the largest of its kind in New England! The spacious Augusta Armory provides room for a variety of shopping options for attendees at this annual event. An enormous selection of used books are provided by sale participants and are available for purchase. (If you have used books that you would like to sell at the sale, please review all instructions for participation below.) In addition, homeschool family owned and operated businesses, local businesses, individuals with items to sell, as well as others who serve homeschoolers are welcomed to join us as exhibitors! Homeschool families, as well as those who serve homeschoolers, have an opportunity to showcase their products and services at a reasonable cost. Additionally, shoppers have a wide range of new and used products, resources and services to preview and purchase.

Admission to the entire event is free to attendees!! Exhibitor's pay a small fee to exhibit. The Used Curriculum Sale is open from 9:30am - 1:00pm on Saturday. Hours for shopping in the Exhibitor Area are from 8:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday. The slightly longer time frame in the exhibit area allows shoppers to visit exhibitors before and after (as well as during) the Used Curriculum Sale.
  
Many of the attendees to this event are not able to attend a homeschool convention due to the costs involved. This event provides them with an "Exhibit Hall" experience for free!! Please join us in providing this blessing to the homeschool community!

Click here or contact HOME for more information/application on becoming an exhibitor during the HOME Used Curriculum Sale and Expo! (Please see pgs. 5 - 6 of this downloadable document for exhibitor information specific to the Used Curriculum Sale.) *

* Used Book Sellers, please scroll down for more information on participating in the sale! You will not need to purchase exhitbit space!!

Important Event Details

  • 19th Annual Used Curriculum Sale and Expo Date: May 17, 2014 from 9:30am - 1:00pm (The exhibitor area will be open from 8:00am - 2:00pm.) 
  • FREE Admission!!
  • Location: The Augusta Armory provides easy access, lots of room, plenty of parking space, and allows us to offer much more to shoppers! However, due to the Armory's own schedule, our dates will fluctuate from year to year. We believe the advantages of the facility far out-way that small inconvenience, though! Directions are below.
  • Used Curriculum Sale Sellers:  If you would like to sell your used materials at this event, please read all information and follow the instructions below. 
  • Volunteers: Many are needed! Read more about volunteer options and benefits below.
  • Exhibitor Options: Homeschool family businesses of all kinds and homeschool vendors are welcome to exhibit! Click here for more information/application!
  • Getting Started in Homeschooling Workshop: As is our tradition, we will be holding a Getting Started in Homeschooling workshop at 11:30am on Saturday, May 17 at the same location. To register for the workshop, contact HOME at homeschl@midcoast.com
  • Scholarships: Do you need a blessing? Find out more below.
  • Tips for Shoppers: 

    . . . You may use a check, cash or credit card for HOME Used Curriculum Sale purchases.  
    . . . Bring sturdy bags in which to carry your purchases.
    . . . Wear comfortable shoes and clothing.
    . . . Bring your list of needed curriculum! 

Used Curriculum Sale Seller Information  

HOME would like to thank you for your interest in participating in our Annual Used Curriculum Sale. The sale is a highlight for many homeschoolers in Maine, and it is an easy way for you to support Homeschoolers of Maine. Your participation as a seller is crucial to the event’s success. Your used books and educational materials may be just what another homeschooler needs! HOME will keep 20% of your sales to help finance the ministry to Maine homeschoolers. Please be sure to read over the instructions for selling as they have changed a from past years.

To participate you will need: 

  • To register by May 10, 2014
  • A Participant Number - your number will be provided to you by HOME within a short time after you register. Participant numbers may not be shared by more than 1 person.
  • Used Curriculum Sale Tags (These are new and must be used.)


For those who did not participate in the 2013 Used Curriculum Sale and Expo, please pay careful attention to instructions. We have a new system for tags and check out!  Look for the highlighted sections below on registration and tagging to follow the link to our new system.

The old tagging system will NOT be used.  

Also, for your convenience, credit and debit cards will now be accepted!

If you have questions, please contact Raylene Hunt at raye4home@gmail.com , or call the HOME Office at 207.763.2880

Used Curriculum Sales Tags: Your tags will be generated from our online management program! Please use these barcoded tags to participate. Place tags on the front cover where they are prominent/easy to see, taped on all four sides to secure, but not obscuring the barcoding.

You can register, input inventory and print tags at the link below:  

http://www.flashconsign.com/Consignment/Online?ran=25&sleID=221

Using Flashconsign is FREE to those who are registering to be sellers at the HOME Used Curriculum Sale & Expo.  You only need to sign up as a seller.  If you're planning to volunteer, please see the link below to the same online form we've used in the past.  Do NOT sign up to work the sale on the FlashConsign Site.  We are not set up to use this aspect of the program this year.  Thank you!

If you have questions, please contact Raylene Hunt at raye4home@gmail.com, or call the HOME Office at 207.763.2880 

** For those who do not have internet in their home, we recommend that you make a list of your items for sale. Most public libraries have both internet access and print capabilities for public use.  We also suggest checking with friends or family members who might be willing to let you use their internet and printer.

Seller Checks: Used Curriculum Seller checks will be sent within three weeks directly to the seller. We will NOT be giving out money at the sale.

  • Drop-off Times: Used Curriculum Sale items must be dropped off on Friday, May 16 from Noon and 3:30pm.  All sellers must pre-register, and have their own participant number. Numbers may not be shared by more than one seller. HOME must have a Sellers Release signed by each seller. You may bring a friend’s items to sell.
     
  • Shopping: You will have 3 1/2 hours to shop in the used curriculum area. This will be an intensive time of shopping. You will find it easier to concentrate if you can make childcare arrangements for your children.
     
  • Donations: Donations are welcomed. If you would prefer to donate, please drop off your donations at the HOME Office prior to the sale or at the Augusta Armory at any time during the sale.


Please visit the link below to register, insert your inventory for sale and to print tags! 

http://www.flashconsign.com/Consignment/Online?ran=25&sleID=221

If you have questions, please contact Raylene Hunt at raye4home@gmail.com, or call the HOME Office at 207.763.2880 

Using FlashConsign is FREE to those who are registering to be sellers at the HOME Used Curriculum Sale and Expo.

** For folks who do not have internet in their home, we recommend that you make a list of your items for sale. Most public libraries have both internet access and print capabilities, as an alternative for you.  We also suggest checking with friends or family members who might be willing to let you use their internet and printer.

Volunteer Information

We thank you for your desire to volunteer! Volunteer participation is the ONLY way HOME can have a Used Curriculum Sale. We rely upon your dedication to the homeschoolers in Maine. The deadline for volunteer registration is May 3. As a volunteer, who has committed to working a total of 3 hours throughout the event, you will be permitted to shop at the Volunteer Pre-Sale on Saturday from 8:00am - 9:00am. ONLY volunteers working a total of 3 hours or more, are given the opportunity to shop at the Volunteer Pre-Sale. Keeo in mind that a limited number of volunteers are needed. Register to volunteer early! We have a great need for teen volunteers on Friday from 12noon - 4pm and on Saturday after 1:30pm to help carry boxes of books, and help with set up and break down. If you have good strong teens, we would greatly appreciate their help in serving other homeschoolers for several hours during these two days!

HOME Requirements to volunteer. . .

  • a desire to serve others
     
  • a willingness to work hard
  • ability to smile, even though you are tired!
     
  • appropriate clothing—you will probably get dirty!
     
  • bring your own meals

We will need volunteers on Friday to. . .

  •   carry boxes of books, help collect, sort, distribute, set up, and organize books

We will need volunteers on Saturday to. . .

  •   sort, distribute and organize books, help direct shoppers and assist those with needs, keep books neat and in their    assigned areas, assist with breakdown and clean up, and carry boxes of books.


Volunteers Online Registration

HOME apologizes for the inconvenience, but online registration is unavailable due to technical difficulties at this time.  Please contact Tiffany Wilcoxson at tiffany@lifesourcemaine.org.

Volunteer - Print & Mail Registration

Print your mail in registration form here.

Used Curriculum Scholarships

The HOME Used Curriculum Sale provides a great opportunity for homeschooling families to save money and recycle items that are no longer being used. This can be such a blessing to those trying to stay within a tight, one-income family budget! Even so, there may be some families who are in need of a greater blessing. If you or someone you know needs help with curriculum purchases, please contact the HOME Office in writing. We may be able to offer some assistance at our Used Curriculum Sale. Please submit a letter explaining your situation. Do not call. You will be notified regarding your eligibility. Send your letter to the HOME Office, no later than May 10, 2014.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

ADDRESS:  Augusta Armory, 179 Western Ave., Augusta, ME

FROM THE SOUTH: Maine Turnpike North/I-95 N.  Take exit 109A - US-202East/ME-17 East/ME-100 East Exit toward Augusta.  Armory will be on your left.

FROM THE NORTH:  Take Maine Turnpike South I-95.  Take exit 109A - US-202 East/ME100 East Exit toward August, Armory will be on your left.