Parents who consign 25 items or more or volunteer to work at the sale get two special advance shopping opportunities. OnFriday, October 3 from 5-8 pm, there will be a private presale for consignors and volunteers. There will also be a private sale for consignors and volunteers on Sunday, October 5 from 9:30 – 10 am when most items go on sale at 50% off.
The Children’s Museum’s consignment sale uses web-based technology to streamline the process of consigning items, scheduling volunteers and automating sales. “People interested in consigning log in all of their sale items electronically,” Children’s Museum Consignment Sale Manager Joy Mueller explained. “Once all the items are entered, the web program generates and prints bar-coded tags that get attached to each item. Clothing is all organized by size to make shopping easier, and the tags clearly state the brand and price of each item. We use hand-held bar-code scanners for easy check-out, then consignors can log in and see which of their items sold and how much money they have earned.”
At the conclusion of the sale, consignors may pick up their unsold items or sign-off to have the Children’s Museum donate their items to local charities
For more information about the Consignment Sale, please click on the Consignment Sale link on the museum’s homepage at www.childrens-museum.org.
About the Children’s Museum of New Hampshire
The not-for-profit Children’s Museum of New Hampshire is located at 6 Washington Street in Dover and offers two levels of hands-on, interactive exhibits for children from newborn to middle school. Children can explore a wide range of subjects, from dinosaurs, music and aeronautics to world cultures, art and natural history. Open year-round, the Silver LEED-certified museum specializes in creating memorable family learning experiences and works closely with schools, social service agencies and educators. The museum also hosts a variety of live performances, workshops, classes and special events for families. For more information, please call the museum at (603) 742-2002 or visit www.childrens-museum.org