Lions ask worms to donate books!

Lionesses Christine Currie and Faye Mayo have been preparing books for the big sale in November for years – and it keeps growing! Photo: Daniel Hines.

Horror, fantasy, classics, comics, action and adventure, detective and mysteries through to gardening, self-help guides or biographies and autobiographies and every type of book in between.

Tauranga Harbour City Lions Club is asking Western Bay of Plenty residents to donate good quality books to its annual November book sale.

“We need good quality, clean, readable books. The sort of books you think other people might like to read, and jigsaws,” says convenor Christine Currie.

The Tauranga club needs thousands of books to make the November 4-6 sale a success and raise as much money as possible, with every dollar going back to the community, says Christine.

The book fair started in 2007 and Christine says every year it gets bigger and bigger.

“We put out about 1000 banana boxes of really good books for sale at the event in November – so we’re asking the community to donate their good condition reads they no longer need or want.”

Come November, the Lions deck out two big rooms at Tauranga Racecourse full of books for sale – but before then club volunteers need to prep books for the sale – so they need donations now.

“One room we fill with fiction books; the other we fill with non-fiction. All fiction is all in alphabetical order. In the non-fiction room, all books are grouped into themes.”

Christine says book donation drop-off points are at Harvey Norman Cameron Rd, Wet and Forget Chapel St Centre, Countdown Bethlehem Town Centre, 4 Seasons Tauranga Crossing, and Bunnings Jean Batten Drive. For more details, phone 579 2204 or 543 4418 or 027 270 5292.

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