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Barnes & Noble hosts holiday book drive for Boys & Girls Club

 Barnes & Noble St. Cloud invites customers to give the gift of reading to children in need during the company’s annual Holiday Book Drive, taking place November 1, 2016, through January 1, 2017. The Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive provides customers the opportunity to donate books to locally designated non-profit organizations. Last year, Barnes & Noble customers and booksellers provided more than 1.5 million books to over 650 local charitable organizations that provide services to children across the country.

Holiday Book Drive recipients throughout the country include schools, libraries, literacy organizations, family social service agencies and homeless centers. This year, the St. Cloud Barnes & Noble, located at 3940 Division Street St. Cloud, MN 56301, will be collecting books for Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota.

“The Holiday Book Drive is a favorite program of both booksellers and customers across the country,” says Sarah DiFrancesco, Vice President, Business Development for Barnes & Noble. “Customers often purchase and donate a personal childhood favorite as a way to pass on a holiday tradition to a child in their local community.”

The Boys & Girls Club serves ages youth grades K – 12 at three Boys & Girls Clubs and grades K-6 at 15 KIDSTOP sites. They have 6,000 registered members, and serve about 1,500 youth daily.

To find out how to participate in the Holiday Book Drive, contact the St. Cloud Barnes & Noble Business Community Development Manager / Store Manager Melissa Grittner at 320-251-4537.

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