AS part of their ‘Recession Busters’ Citizenship Project, Ferbane Foroige Clubs are planning a number of events to help people in the community cope with reduced income while still enjoying a quality of life.
Reading is a universal pastime, but new books are expensive, and often gather dust on a bookshelf long after they’ve been read by their owner.
Now, the group is inviting you to exchange your previously read books with other book lovers, free of charge at a Book Exchange Party being held in Ferbane Heritage Centre on Thurdsay March 3 at 8.30pm. The party coincides with the celebration of World Book Day.
Those wishing to attend the party are asked to bring a maximum of three books, in undamaged condition suitable for adult readers. Whether your preferred literature is poetry, biographical novels, detective novels, fiction or non-fiction, they hope that you will discover a way to add to your reading experience at no cost.
Robyn McIntyre, Press Officer of the Project group said “Our Foroige group was drawn to organising this event because it gives the members an opportunity to give something back to the community while also contributing to our environment.
“Most trees used for books production come from so called managed forests. However, tree farms are not biologically diverse and the result is a worldwide loss of wildlife habitat and soil erosion. Every year, tens of millions of trees are cut down in the production of books. Anything we can do to save on paper use can help alleviate these problems, not to mention saving resources like water and energy used in the production process. Our generation needs to do it’s part to secure those resources for our own future, and for future generations,” said Mr McIntyre.