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Need summer reads? Used book sale to benefit Coquitlam community programs

A local Rotary Club is hosting the one-of-a-kind event after dozens of books were donated earlier this week.
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Jennifer McKinnon is helping to organize the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise's inaugural book sale, May 27-29, 2022.

Safe to say, we all enjoy a good page-turner when chilling by the water in the summer.

Tri-City residents in need of some books to read are the target audience of an inaugural used book sale, and proceeds are set to benefit local community activities.

The Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise is hosting the one-of-a-kind event this weekend after several dozens of books were donated to the 18-member organization in January and February.

Organizer Jennifer McKinnon made the call to the public to help make the spring sale possible — as well as from Meridian RV and Sandpiper Signs.

In an earlier interview with the Tri-City News, she said Rotarians are looking to raise upwards of $5,000 to use for programs involving education.

"Our top priority are the backpacks. We don’t want to turn down any schools."

McKinnon refers to the Starfish Pack Program, which aims to fill backpacks for School District 43 (SD43) students from low-income families.

Other priorities are set to include:

  • Friends of Refugees
  • SHARE Family and Community Services
  • Quiz Night at Douglas College
  • Meals on Wheels

Literary genres set to be available for purchase range from fiction and non-fiction to drama and folktale.

The Rotary Club's used book sale starts tomorrow (May 27) and runs until Sunday (May 29) at Westwood Mall (3000 Lougheed Hwy.):

  • May 27 = 1 to 7 p.m.
  • May 28 = 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • May 29 = 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Books are $3 each on Friday, $2 each on Saturday and, on Sunday, you can fill your shopping bag for $10; books are set to be replenished throughout the weekend.

For more information, you can visit the Rotary Club of Coquitlam Sunrise website.

- with files from Janis Cleugh, Tri-City News