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Book donations welcome

January 26, 2008 - Diane Speer
Around my regular daily Lifestyles duties here at the newspaper, I've been carving out small chunks of time to help sort books as they've come into the office for our upcoming Alpena News Book Sale. Some might find such a chore tedious, but it's actually great fun for someone who loves books. Sorting can take longer than it should because I'm easily distracted and have to keep stopping to look at interesting book jackets. There are so many intriguing books that have come in already that it also can be a challenge to not automatically want to take a whole bunch of the books home to read for myself.

People have been very generous with their donations, and for that we're quite thankful. One guy even dropped off a huge selection of children's videos that has temporarily turned a portion of our conference room into what looks to be a video store. All the proceeds from this event benefit our Newspapers in Education program, and allow us to keep offering the newspaper daily to many classrooms in the region. The teachers, in turn, use the newspapers as a valuable learning tool.

The Book Sale is still two weeks away, so there's still time to bring your donations of books by The News office. If you need help with pick-up, just call our office at 354-3111 and ask for John Jackowiak. He'll be more than glad to make arrangements.

Other than that, mark your calendars for Saturday, Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Thunder Bay Rec Center, and we'll see you in the Book Sale check-out line!


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