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Concord Sponsors Children's Book Drive

The city and Half Price Books team up to collect gently used kids books to donate to needy young readers.

Read any good children's books lately?

If so, and you want to help a good cause, you can donate them to the Half Pint Library book drive, hosted by Half Price Books in Concord.

Concord residents are encouraged to donate a new or gently used children’s book at a couple of donation barrels in town: one in the lobby of Wing A at , and another at the store, 1935 Mt. Diablo Street. Donations will be accepted through March 31.

Mayor Laura Hoffmeister proclaimed March as Half Pint Library Book Month at the City Council meeting on February 22 and presented Half Price Book manager Scott Lay with a proclamation.

The donated books are distributed to children in need with the goal of boosting literacy skills outside of school. Half Price Books reports that in many cases, children are getting their first book through the program. The drive accepts any type of children’s book, including Spanish language books, as long as they are in good condition. The program is now in its 13th year and has collected more than 2 million books for pediatric patients, community centers, special schools and many more children in need.

For more information, contact Half Price Books at 925-288-9060.

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