SCORE: Jacob Ryan finds a keeper at the Grafton Midday Rotary book sale.
SCORE: Jacob Ryan finds a keeper at the Grafton Midday Rotary book sale. Debrah Novak

Rotary sale's free books for kids encourage child literacy

YOUNG bookworms proved to be among the most enthusiastic patrons at the Grafton Midday Rotary May book sale.

And why wouldn't they be, considering all children's books at the sale were free.

Book sale co-ordinator Peter Robinson said it was great to see so many children taking an interest in literacy on Saturday.

"At some stage in the morning we had several children all sitting in a circle on the floor, reading and sorting their books," Mr Robinson said.

"It is an aim of Rotary to increase literacy and it's our aim that all children should be encouraged to read," he said.

One of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the community club, the book sale at Grafton Community Centre had a "steady flow of people all morning.

"At one stage it was quite promising; we're certainly above the $1000 mark but don't know final figures at this stage," Mr Robinson said.

The proceeds from the sale will be shared between Grafton Regional Library and Rotary community projects.

The next Midday Rotary Book sale will be held in September.



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