Book drive aids Katrina victims

Thu, 06/22/2006 - 3:16pm
By: The Citizen

Barnes & Noble customers and employees will have an opportunity to help restock the libraries of devastated schools in the Gulf Coast Region affected by the 2005 hurricane season with the “Read up a Storm” book drive. By donating together, people in this area can help rebuild school libraries one book at a time.

The Fayetteville Barnes & Noble, 1415 Ga. Highway 85 North, has partnered with a Barnes & Noble store in Mississippi to help rebuild Pass Christian Middle School’s library. Patrons can simply choose a book from the list provided by the school’s librarian or purchase a book suitable for a middle school age (12-14 years old) child and leave it with the cashier.

Books will be collected and delivered to the schools by Barnes & Noble Booksellers on behalf of its customers in August 2006. Book donations ensure these children will go back to school with books to read and learning tools.

All participating Barnes & Noble stores will also be donating a percentage of sales on all the books purchased and donated by customers in the way of a cash contribution to the school they are supporting.

The book drive will begin July 1 and will continue through the entire month of July. To make a donation stop by Barnes & Noble Booksellers, 1415 Hwy. 85 N, Fayetteville. Contact Linda Metoyer, community relations manager or Emily Gulledge, store manager, at (770) 716-7640 for additional information on this and other Barnes & Noble programs.

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