‘Hundreds of thousands’ of books donated for Rotary sale

Cromwell Rotary Club Book Sale organising committee member Pam Broadhead. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON
Cromwell Rotary Club Book Sale organising committee member Pam Broadhead. PHOTO: SHANNON THOMSON
There is something about the experience of curling up with a good page-turner of a book you can not re-create the same way with a digital device.

And that thrills Cromwell Rotary Club member Pam Broadhead.

"We thought three or four years ago book sales would be all over because there would be other ways of reading stories, but no ... not at all," she said.

"I’m thrilled that people still like to read a book, the kids love it too."

This weekend Mrs Broadhead and a team of volunteers have been hosting the Rotary Club’s annual King’s Birthday Weekend Book Sale at the Cromwell Bowling Club.

While it felt like "millions", Mrs Broadhead estimated "hundreds of thousands of books" filled more than 500 banana boxes donated by the community for the winter sale.

That is just as well because there were lines of people when the club opened its doors on Thursday night — one day earlier than usual — and again at its usual opening time on Friday morning.

Proceeds of this year’s book sale were going to the Cromwell MenzShed who were raising funds for a new shed.

"We are really thrilled, the MenzShed guys have been here helping us unload the boxes and will help us out after so it’s been a real team effort to be supporting them — they do good things in the community," Mrs Broadhead said.

The Cromwell Rotary Book Sale wraps up at noon today.

shannon.thomson@odt.co.nz

 

 

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