Holiday Book Giveaway - Don't Miss it!

Post date: Dec 8, 2011 6:51:59 PM

Mount Desert Island area youngsters will have a chance to pick out a free book during the Mount Desert Islander’s annual "Gift of Reading" event on Saturday, December 10th. On that day children from toddlers to teens are invited to stop by the parlor of the Bar Harbor Congregational Church on Mount Desert Street between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and noon. The room will be overflowing with new books donated by the Simon & Schuster publishing company of New York. Each child will be allowed to select and keep the book of their choice. Free "I am a Mount Desert Islander" stickers also will be available, along with birthday cake and free helium balloons to celebrate the paper’s 10th anniversary.

Also on Saturday, December 10th the MDI YWCA on Mount Desert Street will be hosting its annual Children’s Bazaar. Kids get a chance to shop for the adults in their life and buy inexpensive items. The gifts are wrapped for free. In addition, the Bar Harbor Merchant’s Association’s annual open house will have scores of shops and merchants offering deep discounts, refreshments and prizes.

For more information call 288-0556.