Book drive organized for low-income families

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The community is joining forces to make sure kids learn to read.

The 12th annual Read to Me book drive started Tuesday with children hearing stories at the main library in downtown Albuquerque.

The goal is to collect 45,000 books over the next several weeks.

Organizers will give the books to elementary children from low-income families, with the hope that having books at home will encourage them to read.

“Their imagination just goes crazy with all the wonderful places that a book can take them, to fairy tale land, to far away lands. So I think it’s that magic that these books bring to children and obviously helps them with their literacy,” said Read to Me marketing specialist Nick Manole.

The drive runs from Feb. 15 until March 31. Organizers are asking for new and gently-used children’s books.

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