Barnes & Noble Customers Can Help Give The Gift Of Reading

Barnes & Noble stores across the county invite customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during its annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place from Nov. 1 to Dec. 24.

The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides an opportunity for customers, family and friends to donate books through local stores for at-risk schools in Palm Beach County.

Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the county include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers. This year, Barnes & Noble stores in Palm Beach County, will be collecting books for the Palm Beach County School District.

“The Holiday Book Drive is one of our most popular community partnerships,” said Sarah DiFrancesco, director of community relations for Barnes & Noble. “Our booksellers and customers get to share the pure joy of giving a book to a child in need. Because each Barnes & Noble store chooses its local nonprofit beneficiary, the donations are very personal.”

The Holiday Book Drive will also be beneficial to county schools.

“Learning to read has the power to transform a child’s life and help ensure future success in school,” Palm Beach County School District Superintendent Wayne Gent said. “This partnership between the school district and Barnes & Noble provides an opportunity for the community to come together and focus on the importance of early literacy to the future of our young students.”

To find out how to participate in the Holiday Book Drive, call Community Relations Manager Amanda Fuentes at (561) 392-8478.