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Thursday May 24th, 2012

Posted at 1:15pm

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Looking to weed out the books that your children are done reading? Then consider donating them to the 2012 Link to Literacy Children’s Book Drive which runs until September 30th.

All books collected will be put into the hands of children who may not have the opportunity to own their own books.

Books will be donated to children in the Windsor/Essex County area and high-need elementary schools in October 2011 to get them off to a good start for the school year. Many of the children in these schools live in economically disadvantaged areas or have challenging family situations and have no access to buy books or no means of transportation to get to a library.

This is also a great way to recycle books and share the joy of reading.

If you are interested in donating your own books, contact Tamye Machina at 519-978-1517. You can also drop books off at 2065 Edgemore Avenue in LaSalle.

You are asked to ensure that the books are in good condition. The organizers request that no textbooks or encyclopedias be delivered. Books that are suitable for kindergarten to grade eight are welcome.

Last year over 4,000 books were collected and distributed among nine elementary schools in our area. Since 2008, when this initiative first, over 11,000 books have been distributed to children in our community.

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