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A big Thank You to the community for supporting our 2022 book sale at the Lambton Mall.  After a two year hiatus due to COVID we were overwhelmed with the generosity of the community to donate books to our event and then to come out and buy so many at our 3 week-end sale days.  We were able to generate over $30,000 in revenue thanks to you.
Any event of this scale needs the help of volunteers, and companies in the City.  We were so fortunate to negotiate a special rent from Lambton Mall, to secure additional tables from Manleys Office Supplies, for grocery stores like Foodland, Metro, No Frills and Sarnia Produce to supply boxes and Huron Web with signage and advertising.  Local print, radio and social media got the message out for each of the three sales and did an incredible job of covering our progress for each of our Pop-Up Sales.  Thank you to each of you.  Over the years we have also attracted a number of volunteers who help sort books, set-up tables and work the sale.  This year we had an incredible dedicated group who we now call Friends of Rotary.  Thank you to each of you as well.
Rotary Bluewaterland Club hosts this event as part of their desire to recycle and reuse books in this area.  By you buying books at the sale you helped keep some of the 25,000 books donated out of the local landfill. We also wanted to see left-over books go back out into the area.  So. several social services groups and 25 Little Book Library Stewards were invited to come and get FREE books left after the sale.  Literacy is also a key concern of Rotary Globally and this sale provides a variety of books at a very reasonable price to those who attend our sale.  We were pleased to see the number of children who were at the sale and their enthusiasm for the books available.
It was a great adventure and many of us look forward to being involved again next year.  So, as you read your books, think of keeping them for us.  We will be looking for good, used, current books again next January.  Until then enjoy reading.
Dale Wilcox, 
Rotary Used Book Sale Committee