Read all about it at Book Yard

THE air will be thick with the words of authors famous, and not so famous, at tomorrow’s  inaugural Book Yard.

Orange Public School will throw open the doors of the school’s Heritage Hall to raise funds for student literacy programs.

Organiser Sarah Ferguson said many of the books are leftover from a fete the school had last year.

In the lead-up to last September’s fete the school launched a competition to see which student could donate the most books.

“We had one family bring in 1500 books,” she said.

“We got 8000 and we sold about half of them.”
Since then people have kept donating books which has prompted tomorrow’s Book Yard.

A book lover from way back Ms Ferguson said book fairs are wonderful places.

“It’s a sense of community and family about sharing all of this and going through the boxes and saying what they’ve read,” she said

“People who have a passion are incredibly attractive and you can’t help being drawn into that.”

For just a couple of dollars people will be able to walk away with a great bargain with book prices charged at $1 per centimetre as measured up the spine.

Funds raised from the Book Yard will go towards purchasing comprehension kits for the school.

Orange illustrator Freya Blackwood will be at the Book Yard at 10am to sign copies of her illustrated children’s books.

Ms Ferguson said book donations are welcome to the school today and in the future as the Book Yard will then be held two or three times a year.

Book Yard is on tomorrow from 9am to 3pm, entry is free.

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