Posted on Oct 21, 2020
 
The Rotary Club of Geelong West postpones their Monster Book Fair at Geelong West Town Hall, originally booked for December 2020!
 
It is with regret, that we advise that due to continuing COVID19 restrictions on our venue, we will not be holding our planned Book Fair for December 2020. However, we remain positive and will continue with plans for our next Book Fair, scheduled in late February 2021.
 
Our members continue to sort through books from all genres, which will be available at incredible prices - $1 for paperbacks and all children's books; $2 for hardcovers. Each Monster Book Fair contributes to the major fundraising for the Rotary Club of Geelong West, and so far has raised over $100,000 that has been channelled back through the Rotary Club’s supported projects such as Barwon Health Patient Transport, Samaritan House, Operation Newstart, Christ Church Meals Program, Geelong Mums, Geelong Kokoda Youth Program and Interplast, not to mention all of the many smaller charitable programs that have been assisted by Rotary Club grants each year.
 
In past years, there have been literally thousands of books from a whole variety of genres on offer. And all it takes for you to change a life, is a gold coin donation and a book purchase of $1 or $2 - nothing could be simpler!

Visitors to the Book Fair will not only pick up a bargain, they will be helping us to assist in the lives of the many people that benefit from what Rotary does, both locally and overseas. It’s a Win Win! Not only does the Book Fair help thousands of people suffering illness, disadvantage and hardship every year, but it also makes a very important environmental difference. Books are donated by hundreds of people in the region as well as Geelong Regional Libraries Corporation, who have been a major contributor to the Book Fair for many years now.
 


Book Fairs like ours, are the perfect vehicle to recycle books and save them from being sent to landfill. That can only have a positive effect on reducing waste, and that in turn benefits the environment and our community.
 
Subject to COVID19 restrictions, the Book Fair commences at 9.00am each day running through to 7.00pm on Friday, 5.00pm on Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday.