Volunteers Needed as YMCA Book Fair Rapidly Approaches

Thousands of St. Louis area residents have been finding new friends in old books at the YMCA Bookfair for 33 years, and that tradition continues August 17-22, 2012 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex.

Started in 1978 by a group of dedicated Y volunteers, the YMCA Bookfair has grown into a massive, six-day event for book lovers. More than 1 million books, records, CDs and magazines will be on display at the six-day book fair. To date, the YMCA Bookfair has raised more than $1.5 million for Y initiatives, including YMCA Community Literacy and youth programs.

Volunteers are currently needed for sorting and pricing shifts at the Historic Cardonelet, 600 Loughborough Avenue and during the bookfair, August 17-22 at the Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road, 63128. Y branches across the St. Louis area will be accepting book donations through early August. Information on the Book Fair and volunteer opportunities is available at www.ymcabookfair.org.

Please contact carondelet@ymcastlouis.org or call our hotline 314-353-4960 for more information. Don’t forget to “like” us on Facebook.