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Big Book Sale returns for 2021

Big Book Sale returns for 2021
19 August 2021

Friends of the Library President Chris Lloyd is busy preparing for the Big Book Sale scheduled for Sunday 29 August 2021.
Friends of the Library President Chris Lloyd
Friends of the Library President Chris Lloyd is busy preparing for the Big Book Sale scheduled for Sunday 29 August 2021.

Local volunteer group Friends of the Mount Gambier Library will host the rescheduled Big Book Sale on Sunday 29 August 2021 at the Mount Gambier Library. Providing a chance for the community to grab a bargain with thousands of books, and other items including DVDs, CDs and jigsaw puzzles, the sale will be scattered throughout the Library to comply with current COVID-19 directions.

“We are very happy to see the Big Book Sale return after a pause last year due to COVID-19 and a postponed date originally set for earlier this year,” Acting Library Manager Kristi Brooks said.

“Prior to last year's cancellation, the event was Friends of the Library’s annual major fundraising event with proceeds going towards supporting Library resources, programs, events and materials.”

Recent financial donations from The Friends of the Library committee, who generously donate their time to prepare and run the event, include the purchase of LEGO Technics educational kits for the ever-popular Library LEGO Fan Club, sensory equipment in the parenting room, a contribution towards audio books and the start up costs to establish the Groove Box after school music making club for youth.

Donations for the sale are currently being accepted and can be dropped off at Mount Gambier Library until Friday 27 August 2021.

“As well as supporting the sale on the day, we are calling out to the public to declutter your cupboards and your spare rooms and donate any unwanted books, DVDs, CDs, jigsaws that are in good condition,” Friends of the Library President Chris Lloyd said.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson on 08 8721 2577 or awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au