Book drive for children to be held on Monday the 20th
MIDDLEBURY — Bonnie’s Book Foundation is partnering with Vermont Book Shop to collect used books for children without them in a special Jan. 20 book drive.
East Middlebury resident Amy Graham, vice president of Bonnie’s Books, and her sister Diana Graham are busy preparing for their book drive coming up on Monday that will run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Not only can people drop off their gently used books, but also they can buy a new book from the book shop to donate.
“This is a wonderful, family-friendly service project that allows kids to help other kids in their community in a very real and tangible way,” Amy Graham said.
Bonnie’s Book Foundation, named after the Grahams’ mother, mainly covers North Carolina and Vermont, as that is where the two sisters reside. In the past, the organization has helped students attending elementary schools in Middlebury and Leicester, plus children who are a part of the Parent-Child Center of Addison County.
This book drive will be held on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a holiday that has been celebrated since 1983. In past years, Amy Graham has helped to distribute about 2,200 books in Vermont alone and it is hoped that this book drive will only add to that growing trove of books given to children around the state.
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