Friends of Beaudesert Library need books

Previous Friends of Beaudesert Library president Kate Amos encouraged businesses to help boost reading among children in 2014.FRIENDS of Beaudesert Library are in search for unwanted books and magazines for their book boxservice in town.
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Theservice is in high demand this year and are looking for books to contribute to the 18 community book boxes.

The group delivers boxes— filled with 20 books each— to businesses such as government offices, barbers and doctor’s and surgeon’swaiting rooms for people to use.

Volunteer Lesley Cheeseman has dropped offbook boxes every three months for more than two years.

Ms Cheeseman said the service is very popular in Beaudesert and the group has received a lot of positive feedback from businesses.

“They have always welcomed it with open arms,” she said.

“Doctors and surgeonslike something to keep the children occupied while they are waiting.”

Ms Cheeseman said this was the first time—since she had joinedthe group— the library has been unable to donate supplies due to a shortage of old stock.

“The libraries have always been able to supply it but they must have done all their book culling,” Ms Cheeseman said.

“That is why we’re making an appeal for the public.”

Scenic Rim mayor Greg Christensen said council was supportive of theefforts of the group to provide the free service.

“It is, and will continue to be, our practice to provide these materials to the Friends of Beaudesert Library for this worthy purpose, when available,” he said.

“However, the renewal of ageing library stock is a periodic process, which means there is not necessarily a constant supply, and this is the case at present.”

Friends of Beaudesert Library are seeking donations to continue the service for the community.

Donations suchas children’s books for under five-year-olds, magazines, books for adults and particularly, books with large font are much needed.

Old books can be left at the library or to arrange a pickup, email [email protected]南京夜网.

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