The Rotary Club of Nashua West hosted its 5th annual Barnes and Noble Book Fair from December 1st through 5th. This event enables the club to provide books to the NH State Prisons in Concord. This year the club purchased 122 books valued at close to $1,100.
Working with Barnes and Noble with their Book Fair program using the code provided, allows the club to receive a percentage of all purchases made from December 1st through December 5th. Books for both the women’s and men’s prisons are selected by our Literacy Committee and are delivered to the prisons where they are distributed. Inmates in Concord will then read these to their children in person if they have visitation privileges, or if incarcerated parents do not have visitation rights, they can record these gifted books on CD to share with their children.
In addition to this event, the club also receives a gift card from Barnes and Noble for a percentage of our total holiday sales which is then used to purchase additional books for the prisons for both Mother’s and Father’s Day. 
Thank you to all who support this beneficial program! Should you be interested in learning more about this program or more about the Rotary Club of Nashua West, please reach out to Jan Valuk, Literacy Chairperson at or to any of member of the Rotary Club of Nashua West.