Thursday, December 8, 2011

Barnes & Noble supports Read to Me, Charlotte Community Bookshelves

Barnes & Noble stores across the country invite customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during its annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place from November 1, 2011 to January 1, 2012. The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides an opportunity for customers to donate books through locally designated non-profit organizations.

Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the country include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers. This year, the Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place, located at 11055 Carolina Place Parkway Pineville, NC 28134 will be collecting books for Read to Me, Charlotte at Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Charlotte Family Housing. The goal at Barnes & Noble at Carolina Place is to collect 7000 books.

“The Holiday Book Drive is one of our most popular community partnerships,” says Sarah DiFrancesco, director of community relations for Barnes & Noble. “Our booksellers and customers get to share the pure joy of giving a book to a child in need. And because each Barnes & Noble store chooses its local non-profit beneficiary, the donations are very personal.”

If you know of an organization that is interested in conducting a book drive, or would like more information on Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Community Book Shelves contact Amy Kukla, Family Literacy Specialist at 704.416.4399.

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