**RPPS BOOK BINS ARE CLOSED FOR THE SEASON**
Please direct your donations to one of the following groups:
Children’s books to Twice Upon a Time
The Rockcliffe Park Public Library (during business hours only)
Friends of the Ottawa Public Library
Ottawa Neighbourhood Services
The May Court Library at the Ottawa Hospital
St. Vincent de Paul
The RPPS Book Bins will reopen in Spring 2016.
A good book transports us. Every year, Book Fair offers thousands of potential journeys – at remarkable prices!
Come browse for fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, bestsellers and even board games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs and vinyl.
Planning for Book Fair 2016 is already under way! Join us for a Book Fair Meet & Greet Thursday, January 21st, 7:00 pm in the RPPS library to meet the Book Fair committee and learn how you can help right now:
- Café Team – join the Café team to plan for Book Fair 2016, maybe even become the rep on Committee
- Book Bin Team– help empty the donation bins, and sort and pack books from March to October
- Accounting Team– work with experienced volunteers to develop efficiencies and manage cashiers
- Children’s Team – help with student-related activities to support Book Fair
- General Help – assist with occasional Book Fair tasks throughout the year—even just for an hour or two
This is a social evening – please RSVP to joni [at] hamlin.ca so we can be sure to supply enough food and drink for all. Hope to see you there!
Book Fair 2015 boasted a number of exceptional rare finds, including a 1783 edition of John Milton’s epic poem Paradise Lost.
Paradise Lost – 1783 – Valued at $600
On a tip from former RPPS parent and uOttawa English Professor Nicholas von Maltzahn, Book Fair Communications Coordinator Adrienne Blair reached out to Western University – via Twitter.
A few direct messages and emails later, the university library archives agreed to purchase the rare volume for the asking price of $600 – plus shipping, of course. The 232-year-old book will be added to The G. William Stuart Jr. Collection of Milton & Miltoniana at Western University’s Archives and Research Collections Centre in London, ON.
That’s what we call #winwin.