A sale of used books held Friday, Saturday and continuing Sunday is expected to raise significant funds for projects organized by the Rotary Club of Sarnia Bluewaterland, service club that is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
This year is the 12th for the annual book sale, which is held at Bayside Centre, the downtown location that is set to be revitalized under new ownership.
Club projects include a recently announced commitment of $150,000 for revitalization of playground equipment and a therapeutic garden at Centennial Park. It also supports school breakfast programs and work at the Inn of the Good Shepherd, to name a few of its endeavours.
A large open area—called the Event Centre—is the venue, but the three-day sale is a culmination of a year-long assembly of donated books, including some from the out-of-circulation department of libraries as well as those who know of the sale and donate individually. There are spots to leave the donated books at both Lambton Mall and Bayside Centre.
Organizers were also fortunate enough to receive “left overs” from a sale undertaken by Steeves & Rozema employees.
Books at the Rotary sale are priced at $2 for hard and soft cover editions; paperbacks are $1.
Shoppers who make it on Sunday can get even deeper discounts—a bag of books for just $5.
Organizers say any left overs from this year will go to the Rotary Club of Grand Bend, which will use the donations for an international literacy project.