The YMCA Book Fair is now in its 34th year and will be held Aug. 17 through 22 at the Kennedy Recreation Center, 6050 Wells Road in St. Louis.
The annual event is one of the largest fund raisers for the YMCA of St. Louis, benefiting literacy programs, such as one-on-one tutoring for children and adults, free books and parent support programs at 26 locations across the St. Louis metro area. Over the years the book fair has raised more than $1.6 million for Y Community Literacy.
It's also one of St. Louis' most popular volunteer events, with more than 400 volunteers logging more than 9000 volunteer hours. For information on how to volunteer, go to www.ymcastlouis.org
Friday, Aug. 17 is First Selection Night. Hours are 4-10 p.m. and admission is $10.
Aug. 18-21 there is free admission. Hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Aug. 22 is $10 a box day. Admission is free and hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
At the Kennedy Recreation Center, 6050 Well Road, St. Louis, 63128, near Meramec Bottom Road and I-55 South.
More information: www.ymcastlouis.org
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