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It’s Great, it’s American and it’s a Book Drive

Sep 29, 2008 9:54 AM | 2 comments

You’re a bookworm. There’s no denying it. You have books on your bookshelves, some in your closet and a few stacked on your nightstand. Along with recent books, you have childhood favorites and a couple of coffee table books you got as gifts. But what’s with the school books? The assigned fiction you begrudgingly read (and hated) freshman year and will never read again. And how many times will you read Romeo and Juliet and pretend you don’t know the gruesome ending?

This weekend, there’s a feel-good solution for tidying your space: The Great American Book Drive. On Saturday, October 4, along with our partner, Better World Books, BPL will turn your books into dollars to support your library.

While you’re there, enjoy the music of the Library’s own band, Lost in the Stacks, from 11 AM to 1 PM, and cool crafts for kids throughout the day. 

If your shelves look empty, don’t fear: we will also be hosting a $1 book sale. 

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10/7/2008 12:07:02 AM #

Just wanted to say that it was great to have donated and checked out the Book Drive; please feel free to do it again!  

Sally W

10/7/2008 11:17:02 AM #

Thanks for the positive feedback and for your participation, Sally! With your help, we collected approximately 15,000 books, which will be sold by Better World Books, and the proceeds will come back to BPL to grow its collections. We'll be sure to give you the heads' up before the next one.