Books before blogging

A small team of volunteers has spent the last three weeks sorting books for the Rotary Club of Oamaru’s Bookarama.

It’s a big job – we advertised we’d be open for drop offs from 10 to 12 from Monday to Saturday and most days it’s been nearer 5pm that we’ve closed.

We have thousands of books, jig saw puzzles, CDs, DVDs, videos, games, magazines and a few other items we’re not sure how to categorise.

All have been donated and many of the donors have told us they’ll be back to buy replacements.

It’s a lot of work but worth it as it’s also a wonderful fundraiser and all the profit goes to community initiatives.

We open at 10am today and if the past is any guide, buyers will be queuing to get in for more than an hour before that.

For the next five days – and possibly longer as we clean-up – blogging will be light as Bookarama will take priority.

2 Responses to Books before blogging

  1. Tony Stuart says:

    Hope it goes well for you and your club Ele. Whanganui Rotary runs one here, and it is a big success every year, albeit with a massive amount of work in the background.


  2. homepaddock says:

    Thanks Tony. People are very generous in donating books, helping us sort and set up and of course in buying. It is a lot of work but worth it for money raised for community projects.


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