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Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Jenny Whitney is delighted to announce Zonta Club of theWhitsundays donation of seven book club sets to the Whitsunday Regional Libraries.
“Through their donation, the Zonta Club, working with the libraries, hope to encourage more local people to broaden their love of reading by becoming part of a book club, which will expand peoples reading experience,” she said.
“Individuals and/or community groups interested in finding out about how book clubs work areinvited to join local Zontians, library staff, and members of existing book clubs, in celebratingZonta’s new initiative at the launch of the book club sets, to be held at Cannonvale Library onThursday 30 October at 2.00pm.
“The seven book sets of popular and topical titles will be a valuable addition to WhitsundayRegional Libraries’ collection and a welcome resource for the community,” she said.
The seven titles in sets of 10, donated by Zonta Club of the Whitsunday include:
• The signature of all things by Elizabeth Gilbert• And the mountains echoed by Khaled Hosseini• Burial Rites by Hannah Kent• Lola’s secret by Monica McInerney• The hundred-foot journey by Richard C. Morais• Eyrie by Tim Winton• The book thief by Markus Zusak
Mayor Whitney said while the sets will be housed at Cannonvale Library, they will be available tolibrary members across the region.
“Book club groups from Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine will be able to access the sets, byreserving them to collect at their home library branch,” she said.
“Council would like to thank the Zonta Club of the Whitsundays for the work they do in thecommunity and their continued partnership with our local libraries.
“The Zonta Collection donated by the Club, a few years ago, to support local women and housed at Cannonvale Library, continues to be well-used and is greatly appreciated.
“We anticipate the book sets will be similarly popular and encourage book worms throughout theregion to join an existing book club or take the plunge and get together with a group of likeminded readaholic friends to form a fun group of their own.
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