The beginning of the new year marked the close of our Annual Holiday Book Drive, which was a huge success again this year! For the eighth year in a row the Partnership teamed up with Barnes & Noble at the Streets at Southpoint to provide books to children in need across Durham County. From November 1st through December 31st, customers were able to purchase a book to be given to young children who might not otherwise have access to reading materials. This year, nearly 3,400 books were collected!
Partnership staff and volunteers have been hard at work organizing the books and distributing them to community agencies serving children in home visiting programs, social services, medical facilities, and a variety of family support and family literacy programs. The book drive is an excellent way to get books to the children and families that need them most, and we hope these books will help support literacy and foster a love of reading for Durham’s youngest learners.
We are so grateful to Barnes & Noble at Southpoint for designating the Partnership as the beneficiary of their Annual Holiday Book Drive, and we extend a big thank-you to all of the community members who donated books for their generosity and continued support!