|Monday 15 February 1999|
A sale of over 6000 children's books will be held on 19-20 February at the Papanui Service Centre.
Organised by the Canterbury Public Library, books that have come to the end of their library life will be up for grabs at bargain prices.
Books have a harder life in a library. Those that have given excellent service but can no longer continue can still provide endless hours of enjoyment and education in the home.
Books that haven't been borrowed for a long time, or have been recently updated will also be on sale.
The children's booksale is in addition to the big booksale held annually in June, which can be overwhelming for children and their caregivers.
The children's booksale will be 'family friendly'. Not only is it on a smaller scale, it has been timed to suit kids and parents alike.
Anne Anderson, the library's Collection Services Manager, said, "We want to give children and their parents the opportunity to visit the sale together or alone. The sale coincides with the start of the school year enabling parents to buy books cheaply to support school needs."
The sale is also a great opportunity to stock up on general reading material for kids. It is widely believed that having books in the home is one of the best ways to build confidence and competence in reading.
The children's booksale is being held in the Papanui Service Centre boardroom on Friday 19 February 10am-8.30pm and Saturday 20 February 10am-1pm.
Photo opportunity: See mountains of books being prepared for the sale at the Canterbury Public Library store, 180 Smith Street, on Wednesday 17 February 2.30pm.
For more information contact:
Anne Anderson, Collections Manager, 379 6914
Sasha Bowers, Marketing and Promotions Specialist, 941 7923