Annual sale moves to old Burger King location
SUMMERSIDE - The ability to read is as second nature to some as breathing, but for others it's still out of reach.
© Brad Works - Journal Pioneer
Rotary Club volunteer Paul Power and Journal Pioneer Book Sale co-ordinator Anna MacDonald begin sorting early arrivals for the annual book drive that begins Friday.
That fact is a great tragedy and the primary reason why literacy programs are so important, said Paul Power, fundraising chairman of the Rotary Club of Summerside.
"Literacy is so important to everything we do today," said Power.
"Anything we can do to support literacy in our community is a good thing and this book drive helps us achieve some of those goals," he said.
The Journal Pioneer Book Drive and Book Sale, which the Rotary club is a partner, is gearing up for another successful year and all readers in the community are asked to donate their previously loved books to the cause.
All money raised during the event is reinvested in Prince County literacy programs.
The drive and sale is always a popular event, said Tracy Stretch, marketing manager with the Journal Pioneer.
"A lot of times people save their books all year, drop them off and come back the next week and replenish their library. So it's a great and easy way to update your library while helping out a good cause," said Stretch.
The public can drop off their books at 151 Harbour Drive (former Burger King location) this Friday, Oct. 25, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 26 from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
The sale will be at the same location on Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 1 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Magazines, including National Geographic, encyclopedias and textbooks will not be accepted.
Prices will vary from $1 for children's books, $2 for paperbacks and $3 for hardcovers.