Rotary Club of the Boundary Announces its Special Sale of Kids’ Books
TheRotary Club of the Boundary will be holding a special event for kids. Young people (under 18) will receive a free book of their choice, a balloon and a bag of popcorn. It will be held on Saturday, July 20 9:00-12:00 at the Rotary Bookstore in Beebe.
This is a break with tradition. As most of our Stanstead readers know, the Rotary Club has one sale a month. The first Saturday of every month sees people lined up at the store before 8:00 even though the store only opens at 9:00.
Because it is summer, we decided to prepare a special event to encourage kids to read.
Kids, we know that the internet and e-games are lots of fun but so is a good book with a great story or about a subject you really love. Do you live to ride horses? Or to play games with dragons? Or to travel? We have books about those topics and many, many more.
Also, you can choose a book for free. Other kids’ books cost only 25 cents. You get free popcorn and a balloon too. Bookstore Founder District Governor Summer is long and we have lots of rainy days so come and choose a book and find a whole new world to discover.
The ROTARY CLUB of the BOUNDARY bookstore
began regular monthly, and the odd special sale, in August, 1999. This very successful venture began with the donation of a supply of English books from The Rotary Club of Sherbrooke. Every fall the Sherbrooke club holds a very large book sale in the Carrefour de L’Estrie and they encouraged the Boundary with many books. When A. Fluet & Fils moved to their new store, Rotarian Ray Fluet made a generous offer to the club to use his old hardware store, and all the shelving. For the next couple of years, we picked up books after the Sherbrooke fall sale, all the English books that the Sherbrooke Rotary had left over to add to our store.
Over the past fourteen years, it is estimated that we have raised over $50,000.00 with the majority of these funds going to local projects, or emergency situations with a good portion benefitting local youth on both sides of the border. Our objective is to promote literacy, and children who frequent the store with their parents know that the books that they select are only charged a very nominal price.
All the books sold in the store have been donated, and all sorting and other duties connected with the store are 100% volunteer. There are no administration fees of any kind. All money collected is used for the designated projects.
Come and see us on July 20 or come to our regular sale on the first Saturday in August (August 3) or our special Bag of Book sale on August 17!
For more information call 819-8421940
Allan Smith Stephen Dates.
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