We're delighted to be the launch site again for WAKE Up and Read's Book Drive Kickoff for 2017. Join us for a fun afternoon celebrating literacy with celebrity reader Kristin Cooper, NC's new First Lady! There are also creative activities for children, face painting, and an appearance by Wake Up's mascot, Ruben the Rooster. A Disney princess (we're not saying which one) will also visit.
Back by popular demand, the 4th annual WAKE Up and Read book drive will run from January 21 – March 4. The goal this year is to collect 110,000 new or gently-used books for children ages birth -12 years old. Any books purchased from us for donation to WAKE Up and Read receives a 20% discount. See their wishlist of items they can especially use!
Of course, any gently-used children's books are accepted. Look over your bookshelves for children's books you've finished with and bring them in.
We will have a collection bin prominently displayed in our store through January 29.
See WUAR website for drop-off points during the rest of the drive.
Please, no textbooks, encyclopedias, teen or adult books. The group is collecting books for elementary schools and child care centers. Their goal is to get 10 books per child to 10 schools and centers.
For more information, visit www.wakeupandread.org.