Seeks Children’s and Young Adult Books
Jacqueline Kennedy once said, “There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world– Love of books is the best of all.”
Starting March 2, in honor of Read Across America Day, members of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi (PKP) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be sponsoring a book drive to benefit young readers. The books will be donated to the non-profit organization “Kids Need to Read” — and the Tuba City Library on the Navajo Nation.
A 2017 book drive raised more than 5,000 books for the Central Mosul Library in Iraq after ISIS had destroyed the facility. Government and Library officials in Mosul issued a letter of thanks and gratitude to Embry-Riddle and the Prescott community following that book drive.
“For the past three springs, our honor society students conducted book drives to benefit those who otherwise might not have access to quality educational materials,” said Dr. Anne Boettcher, Director of Honors Programs at Embry-Riddle. “This year, the students decided to emphasize books for children and young adults.”
Those wanting to donate new or slightly used books (please, no textbooks) can drop them off at collection bins located at Embry-Riddle’s Hazy Library or Jack L. Hunt Student Union. The book drive ends April 15.
“Our honors students believe that by providing books to underfunded schools, libraries and organizations, they can empower young people in a culture of reading and knowledge,” added Boettcher. “Those same children will help build a prosperous and literate nation.”
- WHAT: New or slightly used books for children and/or young adults (no textbooks, please)
- WHEN: March 2 – April 15
- WHERE: Hazy Library or Jack L. Hunt Student Union, ERAU Campus
For more information or to donate books: Dr. Anne Boettcher, Honors Program Director, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Ariz.; (928) 777-3825; email@example.com
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