Posted on Feb 21, 2022
Rotary Geelong West is pleased to announce that our Book Fair held over the weekend of 18-20 February, 2022 was a HUGE success. Of course, we cannot rest there.....we are now planning for our next Book Fair which will be the weekend of 5-7 August 2022 and will commence 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.
The Rotary Geelong West Team will be sorting 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 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 and a book purchase of $1 or $2 - nothing could be simpler!

Visitors to our August 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 will resume the option for books to be dropped off from 1st March 2022. The drop off point is Rotary House, 2 Baxter Road, North Geelong (a warehouse at the rear of the GDPI storage sheds with a large sign stating "Rotary House"). We are accepting books 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.