There was excitement aplenty on 30 & 31 Oct in Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) – Lien Ying Chow Library was having our first ever Books & Magazines Charity Sale!
Our objectives for mounting this event were threefold. We wanted firstly, to support the Green Movement by re-distributing used library materials back to the community and thereby, extending the lifespan of our lifestyle books and magazines. We also wanted to promote reading in the NP community and to encourage lifelong learning. Finally, we aimed to involve the whole NP Community in making a contribution to the NP Student Aid Fund.
Staff and students browsing for good reads
An avid reader
Our efforts most definitely paid off! The event was visited by over 450 people and together, we raised $4,441 for the NP Student Aid Fund! Over 1,795 books and 352 magazines were redistributed to the NP community as well! We were greatly heartened to see our community embrace their love for reading and also, the call of charity. This was indeed a sale with lots of heart.
Given how well received this event was, we will be having this event annually and adding academic titles to the sale as well.
Here’s a comment from one of our students:
“The NP Library Charity Book Sale in my opinion, was well executed! There were lots of magazines and a wide selection of books that were available! A job well done!” — Muhammad Irfan Iman, 2nd Year, Dip in Aerospace Electronics
Reported by Gerrie Kow