We are still waiting for confirmation that some of the schools have received their Sierra Leone books which arrived before Christmas. We will update you when we hear. Our Sri Lankan container only has a few more boxes to finish. Seemingly there are elections going to be taking place in the country which means we will have to delay our shipment to March/April. Not what we were
Books Abroad received a lovely letter from Juliet Gladys Osafo, Director of the Juliet Johnson School Complex, Ghana thanking us for the excellent books we had sent. She said that the books had made an excellent difference to the lives of the children especially those who had not had much to read.
We have had a wide range of successful fund raising events this year. There have been pop up shops in Banff, Buckie, Portsoy and Huntly and of course we now have a second-hand bookshop at 47 High Street, Banff. We also had book stalls at places such as Tarland Plant Sale, Craigievar Hall, Huntly Hairst and Alford. Particularly noteworthy this year was the Chair Art at
We have recently opened a second-hand book shop at 47 High Street, Banff AB45 1AN. Usual opening hours 10 am to 4 pm Mon to Sat. We have a wide range of books stocked and Gary, our trustee, is happy to try and source any books you may need. Also, a box or two can be dropped off for transporting over to Rhynie.
Thanks to those volunteers who organised our fundraiser at the Tarland Plant Sale on Saturday 19th May - in line with the theme of the event, we made sure we had a good selection of gardening and cookery books for sale at our stall - well done to all concerned!
We were delighted to receive the following letter recently - it comes from the Deputy Head Teacher of the Katiyo Sacred Heart Primary School in Zimbabwe. This is what she wrote: "We are extremely grateful for the ten boxes of quality and graded library books you donated to our school. Sincerely speaking, your generosity really means so much to me, but even more to Katiyo Sacred
Congratulations to founder members Betty Tait and Katy Scott, and to Kathleen Thomson, who between them have clocked up almost 90 years of volunteering at Books Abroad. Betty (left), Katy (middle) and Kathleen (right) were each presented with a card, certificate and flowers at the BA Christmas Lunch in December in recognition of their long service and commitment to the work of BA. Well done to all