2024 Scrabble® Mania Auction: May 8 – 21

The Literacy Council’s 2024 Scrabble® Mania Online Auction for Literacy opens for bidding on Wednesday, May 8 through 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, May 21! Our auction opens the day of our  Scrabble Mania for Literacy in person event on May 8th at Steinhard’s Brewing Company!

The proceeds from this auction will support our literacy programs, including: tutoring, community classes, parent and workplace literacy programs. Your donations provide critical financial support so our adult learners gain the fundamental reading and other English language skills that are critical to carrying out everyday life functions to provide for their families.

Please help us reach our goal of $15,000!

Thank you to everyone who contributed to making this year’s Scrabble Mania for Literacy event a success, especially our Scrabble® sponsors, auction contributors and our teams!

Please join us in recognizing this year’s Scrabble Mania for Literacy event sponsors!


Online Auction Dates: Wednesday, May 8 through Tuesday, May 21 at 12:00 Noon.

Visit our site through Bidding Owl to view over 90 featured items! Browse the items up for auction now and get those bids ready. We have some great items available again this year, like a Beach Getaway to Treasure Island, Florida; lodging at a North Caroline Mountain Cottage; and overnight stays in Frederick Hotels. We have something for everyone, including handcrafted items, gift certificates to restaurants, tours and tastings at Frederick County wineries and breweries, and tickets for family outings and adventures!

You can search by item type by clicking on the View Items drop-down box in the upper left corner of the home page.



Please note: If you have previously participated in the Literacy Council’s online Scrabble auctions, you will need to set up a new bidder account because Bidding Owl, the auction software for this auction, has updated its software.

1) Go to the Literacy Council’s Scrabble Mania Online Auction for Literacy 

Direct link:  new.biddingowl.com/ScrabbleMania

You are welcome to freely review auction items at any time.   If you forget to register ahead of time, you will be directed to register as a bidder or sign in as a bidder the first time you place a bid.

2) Click on Bidder Login (top right corner of our Bidding Owl page) and follow the short registration process to complete your Profile. If you are registering from your mobile phone, click on Bidder Login on the top right of your screen.

3) You will be directed to your email to confirm your registration. Once you have confirmed, then sign back in as a bidder and continue bidding.


1) Browse the Categories in our auction.

2) Select the item you would like to bid on.

3) Enter the correct Bid Amount into the bid box

4) Click on the green Bid button and Confirm the Bid

5) Congratulations, you are the current High Bidder for the item!


1) Enter www.BiddingOwl.com into your browser’s address field

2) Click on Bidder Login (at top of the page)

3) Enter your Email login and Password

4) click on the account icon in the top right corner to review your account information; Profile, Watch List, Bid History, Cart, etc.


  • In order to receive Text  Message Notifications, enter your telephone number under your Profile.   You will receive Text messages when you’ve been outbid.


  • Click on your winner’s notification to access your cart OR Log into your Bidder Account. Click on your account icon in the top right corner and click on CART to check out.

Note: Additional instructions will be provided about the checkout process at the end of the auction. 

Contact the Literacy Council at info@frederickliteracy.org or (301) 600-2066 with any questions.


Shipping & Handling:  Winners will be contacted by the Literacy Council the weeks of May 20 & 27 with specific details about auction item pickup.  Items will be available for pickup on designated dates and times at the Literacy Council’s office in downtown Frederick.  Winners will be notified of details. Unfortunately, we cannot ship items other than gift certificates. We are located at 110 E. Patrick Street, Frederick, MD, next to the Administrative Entrance to the C. Burr Artz Library (not the public entrance).  See our map location HERE.

Contact Information: Telephone: (301) 600-2066 or Email: info@frederickliteracy.org

Thank you!

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