Posted on Aug 15, 2022
 
 
Rotary Geelong West is pleased to announce that our next Book Fair will be held over the weekend of 17-19 February, 2023. The doors will open at 9.00am each day running through to 6.00pm on Friday, 5.00pm on Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday, at GEELONG WEST TOWN HALL (Pakington Street).
 
Over the next few months, the Rotary Geelong West Team has will be sorting through books from all genres, which will be available at incredible prices. In August 2022, we received over 2,500 guests to the event and raised close to $30,000 for various charities - this is one of the best results recorded! Each of our Book Fair contributions make up the major fundraising event for the Rotary Club of Geelong West, which so far has raised over $150,000 that has been channelled back through our Rotary Club’s supported projects such as Barwon Health Patient Transport, Samaritan House, Operation Newstart, Christ Church Meals Program, Barwon Valley School and Geelong Youth Engagement, not to mention all of the many smaller charitable programs that have been assisted by Rotary Club grants each year.
 
We will have available literally thousands of books from a wide variety of categories. And all it takes for you to change a life, is a gold coin donation on entry, and a book purchase of $1 or $2 - nothing could be simpler!

Visitors to our February 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! Our community Book Fairs help thousands of people suffering illness, disadvantage and hardship every year, as well as also making 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, which in turn benefits the environment and our community.
 
If you wish to donate books to our twice yearly Book Fairs, then please take note of the following information:
We have resumed the collection of books after our August Book Fair and will update our website with suitable drop off points and times shortly.