Posted on Sep 09, 2021
 
 
Effective 10 September, we remain under eased Covid19 restrictions and as a result of these restrictions, we are disappointed to advise that we will not be able to hold our Winter Book Fair, as proposed. We had hoped we might be able to hold a public event indoors, but that is not viable now, nor is it for the following few months due to restrictions on public gatherings. As a result, we will work towards a February 2022 event and we will keep you posted on our plans and look forward to bringing this Rotary Book Fair to Geelong once again. 
(NB. Book drop offs will now only be accepted at Rotary House on the second Tuesday of the month 1.00 to 3.00 pm and on the 4th Sunday of the month 10-11.30 am. Rotary House is located at 2 Baxter Road, North Geelong. It is a warehouse at the rear of the GDPI storage sheds with a large sign stating "Rotary House".)
 
Looking to the future, the Rotary Team has sorted through books from all genres, which will be available at incredible prices - $1 for paperbacks and children's books; $2 for hardcovers. Each Book Fair contributes to the major fundraising for the Rotary Club of Geelong West, and so far has raised over $120,000 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, 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.
 
We continue to make 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 and a book purchase of $1 or $2 - nothing could be simpler!

Visitors to the next 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.
 
Once we secure new dates in February 2022, we will let you know. The next Book Fair will commence at 9.00am each day running through to 6.00pm on Friday, 5.00pm on Saturday and 2.00pm on Sunday.