Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CBHS “BookBuzz” Initiative - 3 Mar '14

The Camps Bay High School library is a large, beautifully laid out space and well run by Mrs Barbara Theron and Mrs Anneke Bright. Every year a budget is set aside by the school and School Governing Body to replace, upgrade and buy new books to keep the library current and up to date.

However, as with every budget, it can only stretch so far and the area of contemporary books in English, Afrikaans and Xhosa needs parents’ assistance with donations of books. We are not only looking for a wide selection of genres, such as commercially popular books by well known, bestselling authors. We are also looking for books that have won literary prizes or have been recommended by newspapers, magazines and premium book stores.

We need autobiographies, biographies, fiction, non-fiction, cookery books, hobby books as well as any specialist magazines on subjects such as motor racing, fishing, boating, electronics, sound engineering, surfing, model building etc. This additional reading material to the library would create great excitement among our pupils.

We appeal to all the pupils, parents, families and their friends as well as the community of Camps Bay to consider a spring clean of their book shelves. Select good condition and quality contemporary books, quarterly magazines, subscriptions as well as books which have been circulated in book clubs, books bought at leading book stores and donate them to the Camps Bay High School Parent Initiative “Book Buzz”. The books must be suitable for ages 14 years and older.

These books can be placed in the bins in the foyer of the High School or dropped off in the bins at the Camps Bay Preparatory or Primary Schools.

Please mark your donation(s) well with a name and a telephone number as well as an email address or postal address, so that we can contact you to thank you. Your name will be added to the Book Buzz 2014 Board which will go up in the Library.

You may well be asking, "what if we get too many of the same books?". We do keep several copies of books in high demand but will also be donating the extra copies of popular books to the Hout Bay High School library, Sea Point School Library and The Bookery.

We will be starting Book Buzz on 3 March 2014 and continue until the end of April.

Please distribute this letter and send it to family, friends and neighbours and ask them to participate as well.

Should you be able to assist with this project, have any suggestions or queries, wish to lead a team of enthusiasts for this project, or have any contacts for books/magazines from publishers and printers who may be willing to donate books which are slightly damaged, please contact us for assistance.

Michele Harvey:
E-mail: michele@tictac.co.za
Cellphone: 082-826-5596

Simone Segal:
E-mail: segal123@telkomsa.net
Cellphone: 082-378-1185

Let’s all get together and change some lives and get our students reading ferociously!

“When you sell a man a book you don't sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue - you sell him a whole new life.”

 - Christopher Morley

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