Barnes & Noble conducts Holiday Book Drive to Benefit Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley


Boardman, OH – Barnes & Noble, located at the Shops at Boardman Park, 381 Boardman-Poland Road, will be collecting books for Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley beginning this Thursday, Nov. 1 thru Jan. 1, 2013. 

Barnes & Noble stores across the country invite customers to give the gift of reading to children during its annual Holiday Book Drive. The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides an opportunity for customers to donate books purchased at the store to locally designated non-profit organizations. Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley has been selected as the beneficiary of the local book drive. 

The Holiday Book Drive will kick off this Thursday with a storytime which will take place at 10:30 a.m. at Barnes and Noble. Guest readers will read to the children and snacks will be provided. Representatives from Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will also be on hand to distribute information about the hospital. 

“The Holiday Book Drive is one of our most popular community partnerships,” says Denise Brindle, community relations manager for Barnes & Noble. “Our booksellers and customers get to share the pure joy of giving a book to a child in need. Because each Barnes & Noble store chooses its local non-profit beneficiary, the donations are very personal,” Brindle added.

“We are so grateful that Barnes & Noble has once again selected us as the beneficiary of this year’s book drive,” said JoAnn Stock, Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley Director of Development. “The books will be distributed to patients in our Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders, our Emergency Department, and our pediatric primary care and subspecialty offices, as well as to the patients in our inpatient units,” Stock added.

For more information about how to participate in the local Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive, contact Brindle at 330-629-9562. 


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