March 4, 2014 > Book drive for kids in need
Book drive for kids in need
Submitted By Medha Raman
One book can change a life. ThatÕs the message Half Price Books is trying to promote through their annual Half Pint Library Book Drive, to collect and distribute childrenÕs books to those in need. For many children, the book they receive will be one of their first, a milestone in reading as well as an escape from the harsh realities of life.
The drive started February 16 and continues through March 31 at all Half-Price locations. Stores will accept any type of childrenÕs book, including Spanish language books, as long as they are in good condition. The books will all go to pediatric patients, community centers, special schools and many more children in need.
Celebrating its 16th anniversary, the Half Pint Library Book Drive hopes to collect even more books this year. Fremont, Concord, Dublin, and Berkeley stores will serve as drop off zones. At the Fremont store, 18,000 books were distributed to local schools and non-profits at the giveaway event last year. So far this year, more than 1,500 books have been collected in Bay Area stores alone and the number continues to grow each day.
For more information about the event, please contact a local Half Price Books store or visit www.hpb.com.
Half Pint Library Book Drive
Through Monday, Mar 31
Half Price Books
39152 Fremont Hub, Fremont