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Rock n’ Read returns to library / November 12, 2018
The Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System has been busy preparing for the third annual Early Literacy fundraiser.

This year’s theme is Rock N’ Read. Sixteen puzzle rockers will be available to bid on during a silent auction. Each chair is made with five interlocking pieces joined together by a key in the back of the chair.

Up for auction are five small chairs with characters from popular children’s books. Each chair comes with the character and a book. There will also be five rockers suitable for very small children and six large rockers for older kids. All total there will be sixteen chairs up for auction at the event.

Each chair is being painted by local artists using their time and talent to create unique chairs with themes highlighting their favorite children’s book characters.

These chairs were made possible through a donation of wood from Lowes. Employees of Lowes were also kind enough to deliver the wood to the Innovation Center on the campus of the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center.

David Kenealy, director for Industry and Workforce Development, allowed for the production of the chairs to begin with the support of the staff of the Research and Development Department for Advanced Manufacturing and Energy Efficiency. Brad Overby and Jerry L. Elliot contributed their time and skills to create the puzzle rockers for the event.

Tickets for the event are $10 ticket per person and include heavy hor d’eourves provided by Southern Plenty and beer and wine provided by Blue Ridge Beverages. All proceeds from the event will go towards the Halifax County-South Boston Public Library System’s Early Literacy program and will aid in the creation of new shelving for the children’s departments at both branches of the library. Sue Brooks will be working with Lowes to provide the wood and with the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center Research and Development Department to create unique shelving for the children’s sections.

Tickets are on sale now. Stop by the South Boston Public Library or the Halifax Public Library to get your tickets to attend the Rock N’ Read Early Literacy Fundraiser.

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