NOTHING OVER $3: 10,000 books to swamp hall this weekend
FALL back in love with reading this weekend by picking up a page-turner at the Kingaroy Town Hall.
The Taabinga Rotary Club's Bookarama fundraiser is back for its 11th year this Saturday and Sunday.
Bookarama co-ordinator Darryl Roberts said it was the novels and children's books which usually drew the biggest crowds.
"There's something for everybody and they are very reasonably priced,” Mr Roberts said.
With about 10,000 books to choose from, there will be plenty of variety on offer.
"We've got popular novels, we have classics, we have biographies and children's books,” Mr Roberts said.
"We have sport, we have some Westerns, we have cooking, gardening and assorted magazines.”
No book will cost more than $3, and novels will range from $1 to $3.
The real bargain of the day will be the children's books.
"Children can fossick through and fill up a box for $5,” Mr Roberts said.
The Rotary Club chose books to sell for the fundraiser so they could also encourage the community to read.
"It fosters an interest in young children to read and keeps people reading,” Mr Roberts said.
"Given the literacy issues in Australia, I think it's very important for our children to read.”
This is Taabinga Rotary Club's main fundraiser for the year, and 100 per cent of proceeds will go to worthy causes.
"It's our way of helping the community, as well as national and international projects,” Mr Roberts said.
"The biggest international project is the eradication of polio and Rotary has been the architect of a worldwide push to eradicate it.”
The book sale funds will also go towards Kingaroy Pantry and the Royal Flying Doctors Service.
"We will also help the Kingaroy Hospital Auxiliary buy medical equipment for our hospital,” Mr Roberts said.
The Rotary Club has raised money for many groups over the years.
"We try and cover all avenues, and since the inception raised close to $100,000 over the past 11 years,” Mr Roberts said.
The Bookarama is completely run by volunteers and is the result of 12 months of collecting and organising book donations.
The Taabinga Rotary Bookarama will be open in the Kingaroy Town Hall on Saturday, September 7 from 9am to 4pm and Sunday, September 8 from 9am to noon.