Ro­tary Club of the Bound­ary An­nounces its Spe­cial Sale of Kids’ Books

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Spe­cial col­lab­o­ra­tion Jan Draper, Stanstead

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

Photo coutesy

Al­lan Smith Stephen Dates.

(right) from Beebe with

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