Posted: November 21, 2013 GIVE-A-KID-A-BOOK Project Begins
The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library is collecting new, unwrapped books for the 19th annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book project. The Friends will give the books to area agencies serving children and teens. Project partners include tlibrary, Books-A-Million, RCU, Charter Bank, the Salvation Army, St. Francis Food Pantry, and other Eau Claire agencies.
From December 2 through December 19, area residents are invited to bring new, unwrapped books to the public library during regular library hours or to Charter Bank. On December 8, books may be taken to U.W. - Eau Claire's holiday concerts in Zorn Arena, and the Books-A-Million store will serve as a drop-off location from November 17 through December 24.
Suggestions for new books include board books for babies, easy picture books for ages 2 to 5, and fiction and non-fiction books for ages 6 to 18. Dictionaries and audiobooks for all ages are also needed.
Monetary donations will also be accepted and Friends volunteers will then shop for books with the donated money. Monetary donations may be placed under the evergreen tree at the public library, or checks may be mailed to Friends of LEPMPL, 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire, WI 54701. Donations of books or money should reach the Friends by December 19, 2013.