New book club sets hit li­braries

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

THE Whit­sun­day pub­lic are in­vited to help cel­e­brate the Zonta Club of the Whit­sun­days launch the fi­nal stage of their li­brary project to­day at the Can­non­vale Beach Li­brary at 2pm.

Mayor Jen­nifer Whit­sun­day was de­lighted to an­nounce the do­na­tion of book club sets by the Zonta Club to Whit­sun­day re­gional li­braries.

The Zonta Club, work­ing with the li­braries, hope to en­cour­age more lo­cal peo­ple to broaden their love of read­ing by be­com­ing part of a book club.

The seven ti­tles in sets of 10 in­clude: The Sig­na­ture of All Things by El­iz­a­beth Gil­bert, And the Moun­tains Echoed by Khaled Hos­seini, Burial Rites by Han­nah Kent, Lola’s Se­cret by Mon­ica McIn­er­ney, The Hun­dred-Foot Jour­ney by Richard C. Mo­rais, Eyrie by Tim Win­ton and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

“In­di­vid­u­als and/or com­mu­nity groups in­ter­ested in find­ing out about how book clubs work are in­vited to join lo­cal Zon­tians, li­brary staff, and mem­bers of ex­ist­ing book clubs, in cel­e­brat­ing Zonta’s new in- itia­tive at the launch of the book club sets at Can­non­vale Li­brary to­day,” Mayor Whit­ney said.

She said that while the sets will be housed at Can­non­vale Li­brary they will be avail­able to li­brary mem­bers across the re­gion. This do­na­tion is the fi­nal part of the Zonta Li­brary Project which be­gan five years ago.

Over the last five years, the Zonta Club have con­trib­uted $1000 per year to as­sist the li­brary in build­ing a col- lec­tion of books that they’d hope would em­power women.

Zonta mem­ber Cath Fern­bach in­vites ev­ery­one to at­tend the launch of the fi­nal stage of their li­brary project. “It was once said that there are no bet­ter friend­ships than those formed be­tween peo­ple who love the same books so we hope to en­cour­age book­worms through­out the re­gion to come to­gether for the launch,” she said.

BOOK­WORMS: Zonta mem­bers Cath Fern­bach, Kerry Kenyon, Beach Li­brary team leader Kerry Dor­man and Beach Li­brary book club or­gan­iser Jenn Run­dle hope to see you to­day at the Beach Li­brary for the launch of seven new book club sets at 2pm.

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