Helper Bees is hosting a $2 book sale to support local prison literacy programs

Proceeds will be used to purchase desired books for these literacy programs, such as technical books and books in other languages.

Residents can find a new book to read and help support a literacy program for others in prison at an upcoming Helper Bees book sale.

Helper Bees is hosting a $2 book sale on April 23 at the Church of the Apostles. The event is bookmarked on World Book Day and will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A statement from Helper Bees explains that the book sale aims to support literacy programs in provincial prisons in southern Ontario by selling books that are frequently donated, including bestsellers, mystery novels and novels. other novels.

The proceeds will be used to purchase books for these literacy programs, such as technical books and books in other languages, which are not usually donated, the statement added.

“We have been collecting books for a few years, but felt this was a great opportunity to make a substantial contribution to the inmate book program. We hope to have over 4,000 books for sale and they are all priced at $2 each,” said Helper Bees coordinator John Dennis.

“What a blessing for the church to have a part to play in this exchange of words, knowledge, ideas and stories. So many opportunities to learn, to dream or to see the world from a new perspective “Church said. of the Apostles Rector Naomi Miller, in the press release.

The Books for Inmates program is a voluntary organization that collects books from across the region and brings them to seven different locations in southern Ontario. The program has delivered nearly 30,000 books to literacy programs and libraries at the seven institutions.

The church is accepting books until Thursday, April 21. Books can be dropped off at the Church of the Apostles, 86 Glasgow Street North, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 10am and 11.30am. Books can also be dropped off on Sundays. mornings.