|27 June 2001|
"We have over 45,000 books on sale this year," says Vicky Heward, the librarys Promotions and Publications Specialist. "These books may have outlived their library life but they are still a fantastic resource. We hope they all find good homes."
This is a wish likely to be filled.
Once the public has had the chance to take home their favourites, more than 70 community service groups will be invited to take the remainder for their needs.
"This is one way we can help the whole community. Groups such as Womens Refuge, the Salvation Army and kindergartens can take away any books they think the people who use their services may appreciate. Children overseas will also benefit. Representatives from Burnham Military Camp have been invited to take books for children in East Timor and a policeman, who has been doing a peace-keeping stint in the Solomon Islands, would like to send books there," Vicky Heward says.
The sale will run from 9am-9pm Friday 13 July and 9am-3pm Saturday 14 July at Hall C in the Christchurch Convention Centre. Book prices range from 50c to $2 each.
Service groups are invited to come and collect post sale books Saturday 14 July 3.30 4.30pm in Hall C of the Convention Centre.
Please Make Contact The Week Before If You Would Like To Take Photos Here As Permission Will Need To Be Sought From The Groups Involved.
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