Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Bryan Mayor Pro Tem Horton kicks-off book drive
Bryan Mayor Pro Tem Ann Horton inaugurated the 14th Annual Half Price Books Half Pint Library Book Drive on Tuesday, Feb. 14 during the Bryan City Council meeting. Horton donated several childrenís books to the program to encourage the Bryan community to pass along their own books when the drive begins Monday, Feb. 20.
From Feb. 20 through March 31, all Half Price Books locations serve as drop off sites to collect new and used childrenís books, and Half Price Books will match each book donated during the drive.
Half Price Books employees sort through the books to make sure children will receive only quality new and gently-used books. Giveaway events, where the books will be distributed, will be scheduled shortly after the conclusion of the drive, and Half Price Books will invite local non-profit groups to pick up the books. Last year, more than 2,500 books were distributed in the Bryan community and since the programís inception in 1998, more than 2 million books have been collected nationwide for children to share and enjoy.
To celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2012, Half Price Books has launched its Million Book Donation Project, with the goal of donating one million books to organizations in need throughout the year. Each book that Half Price Books matches during Half Pint Library will be included in this initiative. To view the programís progress, visit www.hpb.com/million.
For more information on the program, or to find a Half Price Books near you, please visit www.hpb.com.
Attached photo: Half Price Books' Bill Madden receives a book donation from Bryan Mayor Pro Tem Ann Horton
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