Are your raising some avid readers? If you’ve got a household full of bookworms, yay for you! And now’s your chance to stock up on some great new reading material. First Avenue Public School’s annual Used Book Sale offers some 30,000 titles—Yup. You read that right: Thirty THOUSAND—and it’s now underway at 73 First Avenue at O’Connor Street.
Talk about a book bonanza! As anyone who has attended the sale in previous years will tell you: this is not your average, run-of-the-mill book sale. Students, staff members and community volunteers have donated thousands upon thousands of books to the sale. If you do the math, the 30,000 tomes amount to 62 books per student at the senior kindergarten to grade six school.
School principal Jennifer Nutt says credit for this event must go to the school council and its many volunteers. They’ve spent many hours collecting, organizing, and merchandising the books and the sale has become a “save the date” event for the greater school community.
“The Glebe neighbourhood is a community that has a keen interest in the children’s education, supporting the school’s holistic focus,” principal Nutt mentions. “At any time during the day a number of parents can be seen at the school helping out in a variety of ways. Our school council helps us to maximize our use of parent volunteers in the classroom, the office, and the library.”
Thursday, April 10 – 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday, April 11 – 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 12 – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 13 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The community book sale is one of First Avenue Public School’s primary fundraisers. Proceeds help pay for cultural events, schoolyard renovations, additional teaching materials and student activities.