Mega book sale back on at Claremont Community Library

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THE Claremont Community Library’s mega book sale will give people the chance to replenish their bookshelves.

Following the successful event last November, volunteers from the library have promised that the book sale on 27 March will be bigger and better.

Volunteer coordinator Jan Southorn said there would be a book to suit everyone at the sale.

“We have been overwhelmed by generous book donations this year alone, but we don’t have space to keep them long,” she said.

“We have a great selection of thrillers, romance and crime for sale, and they’re all reasonably priced.”

An icon of the local community, the Claremont Community Library was recently awarded the 2021 Glenorchy Community Group of the Year.

The library, run by volunteers, has been lending books to the community for nearly 20 years.

Many of the original 20 volunteers are still there, while others have joined along the way.

The dedicated group provides opportunities for the community to socialise and access reading material.

Ms Southorn said this had been particularly important over the past 12 months when many people had been feeling isolated and disconnected.

“It’s a place where people come for a book and stay for a chat,” she said.

“We’re really lucky to have such a wonderful team of volunteers who love reading and helping our local community stay in touch.”

The library has now grown to more than 450 members and has more than 5,800 books.

The funds from the sale will go back into renewing the library’s collection so it can continue to offer new choices to their readers.

The mega book sale will be held on Saturday 27 March at the Claremont Memorial Hall at 41 Main Road from 9am to 3pm.

The Claremont Community Library is open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 11am to 1pm.

It is a community led intiative supported by Glenorchy City Council.

For more information, phone 0422 939 024, or council on 6216 6800.

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