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The Detroit Jewish News, 2014-04-17

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cational programs. Each organization
has a day for its volunteers to work at
the sale.
Ruth Beitner of West Bloomfield
says she has done every job at
Bookstock, including serving as over-
all "chair of the day chairs:' ensuring
that each participating organization
has scheduled sufficient volunteers.
Toward the end of the sale week, par-
ents call to find community service
opportunities for their children so she
also helps to schedule these young
Like other longtime Bookstock vol-
unteers, Beitner enjoys the people she
has met and the friendships she has
"It's fun:' said Paula Glazier of
Franklin, an original volunteer who
works on Bookstock finances. "There
is so much energy and enthusiasm
among the volunteers"
Volunteers also are motivated by
their love of books and reading. Some
individuals like to organize, price and
display materials for sale, while others
enjoy helping Bookstock patrons find
what they're looking for or suggesting
something new.
"I like to help new parents looking
for books; Beitner said.
Sabbath helps to sort and price cof-
fee table books because of her experi-
ence with more expensive volumes
from the Bloomfield Township Public

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Bookstock runs April 27-May 4 at Laurel
Park Place in Livonia. Hours are from 10
a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-
6 p.m. Sunday. Cost is free, except for
pre-sale kickoff Sunday, April 27. For
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Library used book sale. Her husband,
Larry, is an expert on old books and
helps Bookstock price and sell them.
"I like to get out on the floor and
talk to people so we sell more books"
Glazier said. "I love the people inter-
action. There are teachers buying
for their classrooms, people buying
for vacations and people with lists of
books by particular authors"
Volunteer work begins in the fall
with the collection and sorting of
thousands of donated books and
audiovisual materials. Donations
are stored at "The Depot" at the
West Bloomfield Jewish Community
Center, with sorting sessions held on
"It's a very friendly workplace
Sabbath said. "I care about the volun-
teers very much"
Bookstock volunteers appreci-
ate the full-circle nature of the sale.
"Bookstock promotes literacy,"
Sabbath said. "We recycle books. We
keep the prices reasonable, and it's
charitable — the books that don't sell
are donated" ❑

Aryeh Triest, 2, of Oak Park loves

tiating dialogue, lessons, skits, games
and art projects:'
The PJ Library started as a small
project, sending books to 200 chil-
dren in Western Massachusetts in
2005. Today, PJ Library delivers more
than 130,000 Jewish books each
month to children throughout North
Last month, Harold Grinspoon
himself delivered the PJ Library's
five millionth book to a 3-year-old in
Natick, Mass. ❑

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