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In the Spirit of Giving: Book Drive Promotes Early Childhood Literacy

Baylor Scott & White and Barnes & Noble-Round Rock Team Up for Holiday Book Drive

The holidays are upon us and, in the spirit of giving, Baylor Scott & White and Barnes & Noble – Round Rock have teamed up to host a book drive with a goal of collecting 1,500 or more books. Barnes & Noble – Round Rock, located at 2701 Parker Road, Bldg. A, Suite 700, is the only local store participating in the book drive which runs from now until December 31.

Books collected will be donated to the Bookwell program at Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock, which promotes early childhood literacy by providing a new book to every baby born at the hospital. Barnes & Noble – Round Rock is primarily collecting board books, but will also accept any other new children’s books their customers would like to purchase and donate. Non-board books will be placed in other Baylor Scott & White clinics across the region.

“As a lifelong reader and lover of books, I think it’s tremendous that babies born at Scott & White Hospital – Round Rock will have the opportunity to enjoy their very own books from the start of their young lives,” said Frank Campbell, Community Business Development Manager, Barnes & Noble – Round Rock.

To participate: customers select a book they want to donate while shopping at the store, then tell the cashier when making their purchase which books they’d like to donate.

“Reading is one of the most valuable skills a person can have and helping children begin reading at a young age gives them the opportunity to develop those skills and hopefully become a reader for life,” said Campbell.

For more information, call Barnes & Noble – Round Rock at (512) 600-0114.

 

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