Children’s Book Drive to Benefit Literacy Volunteers

Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 3.08.36 PMThe 3rd Annual Children’s Book Drive to benefit Literacy Volunteers will be held from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 23, at Briar Patch Book & Toy Store, 27 Central St., Bangor. The rain date is June 25.

All proceeds and books collected will benefit Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, a program aimed to help adults and families learn how to read. The event will include free ice cream, read-alongs with Literacy Volunteers and a guest reading of “Faraway Friends” by Russ Cox.

Donations of new and gently used book donations may be dropped off through June 30 at Darling’s Auto Group locations in Augusta, Bangor, Brewer and Ellsworth. Sponsors include Literacy Volunteers of Bangor, The Briar Patch, the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development and Darling’s Auto.