Drive seeks books for kids in need

Sometimes, a book can be the best thing for a child.

Several organizations are working together to promote reading by sponsoring The Big Read, the second annual book drive for local pediatric patients and children’s charities.

Community Education, the Bowling Green Kiwanis Club,, the Daily News, Greenview Regional Hospital and The Medical Center are promoting The Big Read, asking people to donate new or gently used books which will be provided to children in need.

“The books we collect will be going to a lot of places where children are in transition and not able to take their favorite storybooks with them,” said Anne Grubbs, enrichment and volunteer coordinator for Community Education. “Those books can help provide comfort in their own way.”

The Big Read will begin Friday following the Bowling Green Area Chamber of Commerce Coffee Hour, which takes place at 7 a.m. at the Sloan Convention Center.

Books for children from birth to middle school age can be donated at the convention center Friday morning during the coffee hour

The Big Read will continue through Nov. 15 and books will be accepted at the following checkpoints: Greenview Regional Hospital lobby, The Medical Center lobby, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Graves-Gilbert Clinic, the Community Education office at 1700 Patrick Way and the site supervisors for after-school programs for all Bowling Green and Warren County elementary schools.

— For more information, contact Grubbs at 842-4281.


Story, Justin (2007, October). Drive seeks books for kids in need. Bowling Green Daily News. Retrieved from