Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
The 2020 Art in the Park has been postponed
until Fall 2021.
 
The activities of the Rotary book sale are suspended. 
Donations of used books are not being accepted.
 
Flag Plaza activities are ongoing, applications are
being accepted and installations have been
completed up to and including Batch 38.
 
 
The Used Book Project
 
The Used Book Sale was started as the brainchild of Rotarian Jean Cowper in 2003.  Based on investigating a book sale in Goderich, she plunged into organizing the first sale at the Dow Centre in Centennial Park, Sarnia.  Adding the book sale to other events such as Hobbyfest created more exposure for the activity; however, a rain storm ruined many of the books.  Subsequent sales moved to Lambton Mall for a few years and then to our current location at the Bayside Centre. 
 
Sorting of books for the sale started at Taylor’s Furniture, the business of Rotarian Nancy Dease, in the early 2000s.  Sorting now occurs every month of the year on Wednesdays at Bayside Centre.  Sorting consumes the labour of eight volunteers from the public who all love books and want to conserve them.  Another volunteer dispatches Rotarians to pick-up books from residents unable to drop them at Bayside Centre or Lambton Mall.
 
Of inestimable value to the Used Book Sale are the donations-in-kind from Huron Web Printing & Graphics, and Bayside Centre.