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Bargain hunters will be able to pick up shelving, furniture, equipment,
second-hand books and bric-a-brac at this weekend’s Rotorua Library and Friends
of the Rotorua Library Super Sale.
The super-sized garage sale this Saturday [10 March] will be held from
9am to 1pm at 1238 Pukuatua Street which the library occupied while Te Aka
Mauri was being refurbished.
Friends of the Rotorua Library will help run the Super Sale and will
receive all proceeds which will be used to provide library resources.
Friends of the Library President, Onno Van Raalte, says volunteers
really enjoy being a part of these sale days and seeing the proceeds generated
going back to the library.
Friends of the Rotorua Library raise funds to provide additional
resources for the library such as the new custom built magazine shelving on the
Ground Floor and comfortable seating and coffee tables in the dedicated Reading
Room on the Second Floor. The dedicated group, who have been promoting and
supporting the Rotorua Library since 1991, are always happy to hear from
potential new members.
A major income stream for the Friends group is the sale of withdrawn
library books and books donated to them by the community which are then sold at
the Kuirau Park Market on the first and third Saturdays of every month.
“We consider the Friends of the Library to be the SPCA of books; we
find a home for every book and a book for every home,” Says Mr. Van Raalte.
This Saturday’s sale provides an additional opportunity for book lovers
with hundreds of books stockpiled for the Super Sale.
Any furniture items not sold will be donated to charity.
you are interested in joining Friends of the Rotorua Library or want to know
more about the group visit www.rotorualibrary.govt.nz/friends