AACLC Book Fair 2021

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Annual Fundraising Event

Thank you community, volunteers, sponsors, and supporters — our book fair was a success!

We raised a little over $5,700 for our adult tutoring programs in Anne Arundel County. These funds will make it possible for us to help low-income adults pursue their goals in literacy, math, diploma studies, ESL learning, and more. A tremendous team effort and lots of community support made the event a success.
The book fair was held just outside Discoveries Library at Annapolis Mall in the Crate & Barrel Court on Saturday, October 16.
A team of 40+ volunteers stored, sorted, and transported books, set up tables and displays, ran the event, and cleaned up afterward. We sold hundreds of gently used books and held a wonderful raffle for three beautiful gift baskets.
Westfield Mall donated the use of the courtyard space and its community center for the book fair. The Discoveries branch of the library loaned us book carts for our children’s book displays and also hosted a bookmark-making craft table for children. East Coast Advertising Specialties donated the Literacy Council tote bags that were so popular that day.
Thank you to the many tutors, supporters, friends, and family members who stopped by to browse and buy our books!
Thank you, volunteers — we couldn’t have done it without you!
Thanks to all of our reading enthusiasts for their donations from throughout Anne Arundel County (and beyond)!
photo of the 2021 AACLC book fair at the mall

Thank you, Sponsors!


Sandy Spring Bank logo -- art sale sponsor



Thank you, Community Partner, Discoveries: The Library at the Mall!

Thank you, @readersandexplorers!

In September, local Instagrammer and book lover, Caroline Vogan, @readersandexplorers, was inspired by our book fair. She offered a “Books for a Cause” giveaway. Through Instagram, Caroline gave away a selection of great books while encouraging donations to the Literacy Council. She raised more than $100 for the Council — this is enough to buy materials for tutoring at least two students. Thank you, Caroline and reading community! Caroline shipped books all over the country.

Questions or Inquiries

Please email Jane at director@aaclc.org for more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities for this community event.

Your Support & Our Work

Proceeds from the book fair will support our free adult tutoring programs in Anne Arundel County.

The AACLC transforms lives by providing free, convenient, individualized reading, writing, GED, ESL, and math instruction for all interested low-income adults and out-of-school youth who want to improve their skills.

Last year, we recorded more than 10,000 volunteer hours in service to almost 200 out-of-school learners. By serving these students, AACLC is also impacting children, families, workplaces, and the community. Educating vulnerable and underserved low-income adults provides better opportunities for the students and their families. Students are empowered to participate in their children’s education and in our communities, improving equality fates for the next generation and helping to break the cycle of poverty.

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