ABQ Library wants to break record in annual book drive


ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The Albuquerque Library has getting ready to kick off its annual book drive. This is the 13th annual Read to Me Book Drive.

The goal of the book drive is to collect and distribute books to children from low-income families. Officials say 57,000 books were collected last year and they want to beat that number with at least 60,000 books this year.

“It’s really important because of literacy rates that are struggling. We need to get as many books into as many hands as possible,” Debbie Hassi with the Albuquerque Library said. “And this is a super easy way for the community to get involved and make a difference on the community.”

The city-wide book drive begins Feb. 15 and runs through March 31.

Collection sites will be scattered throughout Albuquerque with nearly 50 businesses taking part.

Drop-off locations in the Albuquerque area:

  • Public Libraries
  • Applebee’s
  • Barnes and Noble
  • Bookworks
  • iT’Z Family Fun Center
  • John Brooks Supermart
  • La Montanita Natural Foods Coop
  • New Mexico Rail Runner

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