Books for nonprofits
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The Kanawha County Public Library will give nonprofit groups books that are left over from its annual used book sale, scheduled for Oct. 19.
Each year, immediately after the sale, representatives from nonprofit organizations are permitted to glean the leftover books and use them in any manner that benefits a group's mission.
Nonprofit organizations may participate by calling Sandy Frercks at 304-343-4646, ext. 242. She'll email back a form that must be returned no later than Sept. 6. A copy of the organization's 501(c)(3) or other proof of nonprofit status is required. Groups will be responsible for packing and loading the books they have chosen.
LEWISBURG, W.Va. -- The second annual Lewisburg Literary Festival will hold a Children's Book Breakfast Aug. 3 featuring West Virginia Poet Laureate Marc Harshman and Lewisburg author Belinda Anderson.
The Bakery will provide a complimentary breakfast for the event, which will take place from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at the Greenbrier County Public Library. The program is for children ages 5-12.
Seats for the breakfast event are limited and may be reserved by contacting the library at 304-647-7568. The event costs $3 per person.
Another children's program Aug. 3 will be "Story Time with Beatrix Potter" from noon to 2 p.m. at Honnahlee Toy Shop. A faux Beatrix Potter will read to the children from her favorite books, with the help of her puppets and offer coloring projects and other activities. This event is free. For more information, contact Honnahlee Toy Shop at 304-645-6123.
The Aug. 2 and 3 Literary Festival features authors, outdoor art installations, musical entertainment and performance art, all inspired by literature. For updates on the festival, call 888-716-5082 or go to www.facebook.com/lewisburgliteraryfestival.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The West Virginia Center for the Book and the Appalachian Heritage Writers Project are looking for submissions for the Anthology of Appalachian Writers, Frank X Walker Volume VI.
This special volume will be a collection of Appalachian stories, essays, poetry, memoir and photographic art which focus both on the region and celebrates the poetic art and storytelling of Frank X Walker, Kentucky poet laureate and winner of the 2013 Appalachian Heritage Writer's Award. The deadline for submission is Oct. 15.