New book club sets hit libraries
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.