AACLC Book Fair 2022

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Annual Fundraising Event

The Literacy Council’s Book Fair Returns for a Second Year on September 24 at Annapolis Mall!

Last year we had so much fun and raised a little over $5,700 for our adult tutoring programs. On Saturday, September 24, we are hosting a second-annual BOOK FAIR at Annapolis Mall outside the Discoveries branch of the library at the Crate & Barrel Court. Hardbacks will be $2, paperbacks $1, or fill a special edition Literacy Council tote bag for $20.

We’re already collecting gently used books. Consider donating hardbacks and paperbacks: children’s books, bestsellers, cookbooks, memoirs, thrillers, romance, historical fiction, and so much more! Contact Jane to inquire about dropping off books for the fair or to arrange a pick-up. Last year, book clubs donated batches of books collectively! (No textbooks or reference materials, please.)

If you would like to volunteer to help plan the book fair, please let Jane know. Stay tuned for details as they develop. The money we raise 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 will make the event a success!
Sponsorship opportunities are available at five levels.

Book Fair 2021

Last year, the book fair was held at the same Annapolis Mall location 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)!

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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