Formerly the Little City Used Book Sale at Westfield Old Orchard, the event serves hundreds of children and adults in the Chicago area with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities
PALATINE, Ill., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boasting new dates and a new location, Little City Foundation will once again offer thousands of new and gently used books in nearly 60 subject categories, plus an extensive collection of CDs, DVDs, comic books, cookbooks and collectors books. The annual Little City Book Fair will take place Friday, August 19 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thousands of Chicagoans are invited to attend the Little City Book Fair at no charge (with an exception of opening night when a $10 donation is requested) at the Harper College gymnasium on 1200 West Algonquin Road in Palatine, Ill.,
"Hosting the sale closer to our Palatine campus is a great way to establish new relationships with local residents and businesses to which we may not otherwise be exposed," commented Little City Director of Strategic Market Engagement Dana Rice. "Our goal at the fair is not only to sell books, but to introduce our mission and vital programming to a new base of local supporters."
Books donations are collected throughout the year and sold at bargain prices to engage the Chicagoland community and generate awareness of disability prevalence today.
Approximately 4,000 shoppers are expected to pick from the best collection of thousands of gently used books in nearly 60 subject categories.
History - Military
History - U.S.
History - World
All proceeds from the fair will benefit Little City Foundation to support hundreds of Chicago's most vulnerable citizens.
To donate books, visit www.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/donations.aspx.
Approximately 150 volunteers will be needed. To volunteer, visit www.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/volunteer.aspx.
Answers to frequently asked questions are available here: www.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/faqs.aspx.
For more details, visit www.littlecity.org/bookfair.
To support individuals with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, visit www.littlecity.org/support.
About Little City Foundation
For more than 50 years, Little City Foundation has developed innovative and personalized programs to fully assist and empower children and adults with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. With a commitment to attaining a greater quality of life for Illinois' most vulnerable citizens, Little City actively promotes choice, person-centered planning and a holistic approach to health and wellness. Little City's ChildBridge services include in-home personal and family supports, clinical and behavior intervention, 24/7 residential services and special needs foster care and adoption. Little City's LifePath Adult Services offers a variety of residential options, employment opportunities, home-based services, case management, day supports, Special Olympics, an award-winning Center for the Arts and more. The organization has a 56-acre campus in Palatine and offices in Chicago. Visit www.littlecity.org.
SOURCE Little City Foundation