Nov 5 2018

Childrens Book Drive Now Until November 21

The City of Piedmont and the Piedmont Unified School District are joining together to collect books for children who lack access to reading materials.

The drive will benefit the East Bay Children’s Book Project, which helps build literacy by putting books into the hands of children who have little or no access to them.

The Book Drive is focused on books for younger children, but we are happy to collect new or gently used books for students up to eighth grade. Textbooks, religious books, encyclopedias, magazines, adult books or library discards will not be accepted.

Books will be collected at the Veterans Hall between 3:00-5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21.

Residents can bring books to donate as they collect their bibs for the Turkey Trot!

Between now and then, books can also be dropped in a box on the porch at 147 Arbor Drive.

“As we prepare for Thanksgiving and the holidays, it feels good to share the joy of reading,” said Board of Education President Sarah Pearson. “By donating books for young readers, we hope to foster a love of reading that will last a lifetime.”

“The Thanksgiving Book Drive is an opportunity for the City, the School District, and our community to join together in the spirit of giving,” said Mayor Bob McBain.

For more information on the Thanksgiving Book Drive, please contact the Superintendent’s office at (510) 594-2614.

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