Engrossed in her find                                                   The bliss of discovering the joy of reading
Cromwell Rotary summer book sale returned on the weekend of January 15th and 16th January. The event ran smoothly following COVID Protocols and it soon became evident the community was thrilled to have this annual event happening this year.  
Queues formed before opening and then the avid readers pored through the thousands of pre-loved books on display in the Cromwell Bowling Club stadium in Alpha Street looking for their own treasures and favourites.   It was an upbeat fun weekend, many people leaving with armfuls of books and contented grins as they headed off to find a shady spot and delve into their finds.
The club would like to thank the community for their generosity and support. This event set a record for the summer book sale raising just over $8000 to change lives and create opportunities in our community. This outcome relies on a huge amount of work behind the scenes so many thanks to members and friends of the Cromwell Rotary Club who gave their time over the very hot weekend to run another very successful event.
If you are still to clear out your own bookshelves, the Rotary Book Exchange Container in the grounds of Freeway Orchard on State Highway 8B is the collection point right through the year for your excess books! We welcome contributions any time because this sale is one of two we have every year.  The second and biggest book sale of the year is planned to be held again over Queen’s Birthday Weekend.
Sincere thanks to R&R Hire Ltd for their continued support by donating the container for our Book Exchange and to Freeway Orchard and staff who allow us to park the container there and who open and close the container daily.  We would also like to thank the team at the Cromwell Bowling Club for once again letting us make use of their stadium for the summer book sale.