Lions gear­ing up for book­worms

Te Puke Times - - NEWS -

For once it will be the early worm that gets the best deal when Ki­wicoast Lions hold their an­nual book sale next week.

The book fair is be­ing held for the 23rd time later this month and there has al­ways been a queue of in­som­niac book­worms out­side Te Puke Me­mo­rial Hall ea­gerly await­ing the doors to open.

Book fair con­venor Den­nise McLeod says she thinks the num­ber of books and other items on sale this time will be sim­i­lar to last year.

“The pop­u­lar sec­tions are fic­tion, which is ex­tremely pop­u­lar, New Zealand and hob­bies. Also pop­u­lar are cook­ing, es­pe­cially the cof­fee ta­ble books — that’s one area [of the sale] that peo­ple go straight to.”

There is also go­ing to be a “top ta­ble” for rare, old and col­lectable books that will this year in­clude a 1851, sev­enth edi­tion of a book on sketch­ing.

As well as books there will be mag­a­zines, CDs and DVDs, records, jig­saws and games for sale and a free sec­tion in the hall foyer.

“The chil­dren’s sec­tion and teen sec­tion are al­ways well picked over by kids and their par­ents,” says Den­nise.

As the sale draws to a close, from 2pm on Sun­day, groups and schools are free to take books, pro­vided they have reg­is­tered first by call­ing Jan on 573 8099.

Most of the money raised in the sale stays in the lo­cal­ity and last year it was do­nated to Te Puke High and In­ter­me­di­ate and Fairhaven Schools. It was also used to help pay for a young per­son’s voy­age on the Spirit of New Zealand. Do­na­tions were also made to Parafed BOP, Youth­line and Star­ship Hospi­tal.

Eft­pos is avail­able at the sale and peo­ple are asked, if pos­si­ble, to take their own bags.

The club would like to thank Ken Reekie for al­low­ing it to use his shed for sort­ing and stor­ing books for book fairs for the past five years.

Te Puke Ki­wicoast Lions mem­bers, from left, Den­nise McLeod, Colleen Bardell, Max­ine Shanks and Joan Shand are almost ready for the club’s an­nual book fair.

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