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Renowned 2011 Little City Book Fair Scheduled for August 19-21 at Harper College Gymnasium

Formerly the Little City Used Book Sale at Westfield Old Orchard, the event serves hundreds of children and adults in the Chicago area with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities

Boasting new dates and a new location, Little City Foundation will once again offer thousands of new and gently used books in nearly 60 subject categories, plus an extensive collection of CDs, DVDs, comic books, cookbooks and collectors books. The annual Little City Book Fair will take place Friday, August 19 from 5 p.m. – 10 p.m., Saturday, August 20 from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. and Sunday, August 21, 2011 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  All proceeds from the fair will benefit Little City Foundation to support hundreds of Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens.

Thousands of Chicagoans are invited to attend the Little City Book Fair at no charge (with an exception of opening night when a $10 donation is requested) at the Harper College gymnasium on 1200 West Algonquin Road in Palatine, Ill.

“Hosting the sale closer to our Palatine campus is a great way to establish new relationships with local residents and businesses to which we may not otherwise be exposed,” commented Little City Director of Strategic Market Engagement Dana Rice. “Our goal at the fair is not only to sell books, but to introduce our mission and vital programming to a new base of local supporters.”
Books donations are collected throughout the year and sold at bargain prices to engage the Chicagoland community and generate awareness of disability prevalence today.
Approximately 4,000 shoppers are expected to pick from the best collection of thousands of gently used books in nearly 60 subject categories.

Categories include:

 

Adventure
Espionage
Judaica/Holocaust
Reference
Architecture
Ethnic Studies
Large Print
Religion
Art
Fiction
Literature
Science
Bibles
Foreign Language
Math
Science Fiction
Biography
Gardening
Media
Sexuality
Business
Harry Potter
Medical
Signed Books
Celebrity
Health
Music
Social Science
Chicago
Historical Fiction
Mystery
Sports/Hobbies
Children
History – Military
Nature
Teaching Aids
Cliffs Notes
History – U.S.
Performing Arts
Transportation
Computer
History – World
Philosophy
Travel
Cooking
Home/Parenting
Photography
Westerns
Crafts
How To
Poetry
Women/Mens Studies
Crime
Human Awareness
Presidents
Dummies
Humor
Psychology

All proceeds from the fair will benefit Little City Foundation to support hundreds of Chicago’s most vulnerable citizens.

To donate books, visit www.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/donations.aspx.
Approximately 150 volunteers will be needed. To volunteer, visitwww.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/volunteer.aspx.
Answers to frequently asked questions are available here: www.littlecity.org/events/2011/bookfair/faqs.aspx.
For more details, visit www.littlecity.org/bookfair.
About Little City
Being a leader for 60 years, Little City continues to be inspirational and transformational in developing its 56-acre therapeutic community in Palatine. From a modest beginning of three homes and 16 residents primarily with Down syndrome, Little City has grown into a recognized leader offering a wide array of innovative services to more than 1,000 clients weekly. In addition to the Palatine location, Little City has a Community Services Office in Chicago’s Humboldt Park neighborhood, adult service centers in Palatine and Waukegan, and 15 adult community homes and one children’s group home located throughout suburban Cook and DuPage Counties.

Today, Little City’s comprehensive program portfolio includes vocational training and employment placement, foster care and adoption, home-based family support, health and wellness, recreation and therapeutic activities, disability awareness and community education, a day school and an award-winning arts program. Visit www.littlecity.org.

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Tina Maraccini, Director of Communications & Marketing
Phone: (847) 221-7855

“Little City uses an affirming message – that it’s a good world, there’s a place for my kids in the world and Little City will help them find it.”

Rachel, mother of children receiving home-based support services