Book lovers unite

2 October 2018|Lifestyle| Off Comments off on Book lovers unite|

CLAREMONT Community Library is holding a giant book sale on Saturday 6 October at the Claremont Memorial Hall from 9am to 3pm.

Hundreds of books will be for sale, including thrillers, romance and crime.

All books are in excellent used condition with prices starting from $1.

Proceeds from the sale will be used to purchase new books for the library, which is currently seeking volunteers to assist with the day to day running of the library.

Library project manager Di McGuinness said no experience was necessary and support would be given to those wanting to take up the challenge.

“This library is very valuable to the community and the volunteers are the ones who keep it running year after year,” she said.

“It’s not an onerous task and only takes a few hours each month, so now is the chance to help and immerse yourself in the world of books.”

The Claremont Community Library was founded in 2001 by community members and Glenorchy City Council representatives.

The Glenorchy City Council provided free use of the Claremont Memorial Hall for the library to start its journey.

The library is run primarily by volunteers, who spend hours sorting out and cataloguing books, stacking shelves, collecting books and preparing the library in general.

Community member Jan Southern has been the coordinator of the library since 2001 and has tirelessly attended markets, stalls and garage sales in search of books to extend the collection.

She has held regular stalls to sell off books no longer required with funds going to purchase new books.

The library opens Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 1pm at the Claremont Memorial Hall.

Membership is $10 per year with free borrowing.

For further information on the book sale or to volunteer, please phone Jan Southern on 6249 4207.

Caption: Library project manager Di McGuinness.

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