Volunteers Gear Up for YMCA Bookfair

12:47 PM, Aug 16, 2013   |    comments
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An enormous bookfair kicks off today in South County. The books are inexpensive and the money goes to a great cause.

"It's a celebration of reading," said Caroline Mitchell, YMCA Director of Literacy.

Readers will find hundreds of thousands of books at the 35th annual YMCA Bookfair.

The books start at 10 cents.

"It raises funds to support our youth programs and literacy programs. We provide free reading tutoring to kids and adults and it also gets low cost books out into the community," explained Mitchell.

Bookfair organizers says one in six adults in St Louis County have low literacy rates and that number rises to one in three in the city.

"It's a low cost simple really rewarding solution to crime and problems that seem so complicated," said Mitchell.

The bookfair starts tonight with a Preview Party at 4pm with a cost of $10. The event is free Saturday-Wednesday at the Kennedy Recreation Center in South County.  For more information about the bookfair and volunteer opportunities head to:












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