Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive benefits needy children

A variety of great reads from Barnes & Noble
            Today, we received 1,884 brand new books from the generous patrons of the Barnes and Noble in Oak Brook.  As part of their annual Holiday Book Drive, Barnes & Noble gave customers the option to purchase a book for a child in need.  Along with HSP, the book drive benefits other organizations that serve impoverished children.
            Books play an integral role in both our Christmas Offering and Children’s Birthday Project.  A child who is enrolled in the CBP will receive 6 new books in their birthday box, and will receive the gift of reading for Christmas, as well.  The children served by both these programs have very limited access to books, so we put a very big emphasis on providing them to needy children.
            To spark children’s interest in reading, customers donated such classics as The Adventures of Captain Underpants, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and a new Hardy Boys adventure: Into Thin Air.  As a fundamental tool used to develop young minds, it is key that children in need have access to fun and engaging literature.  We would like to thank everyone who purchased a book for a child in need, and also thank the Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook for hosting the drive.  We believe that the importance of children reading cannot be overstated, and thankfully the staff and customers at the Barnes & Noble in Oak Brook are on the same page as us.

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