AACLC Book Fair 2023

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Annual Fundraising Event

Save the date!

Our third-annual fundraiser BOOK FAIR will happen on Saturday, September 30, at Westfield Annapolis Mall. Many thanks to the mall for donating its Community Room and Crate & Barrel Court space for this fun event.
We’ll share Book Fair news all summer. Check out our Instagram for a steady feed of book previews.
Donate books now! Email Jane for drop-off details.
Summer sun and message about donating books
Sponsorships available
We’re seeking sponsors at several levels for the event. Consider becoming a  Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze, or Friend sponsor. All proceeds benefit our free adult tutoring programs in Anne Arundel County. Contact Jane for more information.

2022: The Literacy Council’s Second Annual Book Fair at Annapolis Mall Was a Success!

On Saturday, September 24, 2022, we hosted a second fundraiser BOOK FAIR, at Annapolis Mall outside the Discoveries branch of the library at the Crate & Barrel Court. Thanks to all who made it possible, including sponsors, donors, volunteers, and shoppers. We raised much-needed funds for our adult tutoring programs in Anne Arundel County.

We raffled off four incredible gift baskets! They included a Family Fun basket with movie, dinner, and ice cream gift cards; an Aquarium Adventure basket with four tickets to the National Aquarium in Baltimore, an ice cream gift card, a Lego set, and a Go Fishing game; an Anne Arundel County Wine & Recline basket featuring two bottles of wine from Thanksgiving Farm winery, a throw blanket, chocolates, and a Nora Roberts book; and a Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits fine wine basket featuring two Sonoma County Barrel select wines.

The money we raised 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!

We extend a huge thank you to the more than 70 community members and groups that donated books or raffle items to the book fair and our 40+ volunteers who helped put on the event. Thanks to Discoveries: the Library at the Mall for loaning us colorful, rolling book carts to display some of our many books.

All left over books were donated to other causes or a Little Free Library in the community. We hope to announce next year’s book fair in spring 2023, and book collections will begin shortly afterward.

Our Sponsors

Many thanks to the sponsors supporting the book fair and our free tutoring programs for adults in Anne Arundel County!

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grid collage of book fair books

A peak at books collected for the 2022 book fair.

Book Fair 2021

In 2021, 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 book carts for our children’s book displays and hosted a bookmark-making craft table for children. East Coast Advertising Specialties donated the Literacy Council tote bags that were so popular.

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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