Last week, LPC participated in a volunteer event for Bernie’s Book Bank that was held in Macy’s State St location in downtown Chicago. The organization works to distribute quality children’s books to significantly increase book ownership among at-risk children throughout the Chicagoland area. Our goal was to go through boxes of books and determine what reading level they were for along with following “quality over quantity” selection guidelines. This was step one of the process that the organization does with the books collected – and by the end of the day we had sifted through hundreds of books that were ready for step two!
We will be making a trip to their main facility located in Lake Bluff next month (October) for another volunteer session.
Be on the lookout as we have launched (or will soon launch) Bernie’s Book Bank Collection Drives at various properties throughout the region – all new and gently used children’s books for birth through 6th grade level are accepted, but please NO textbooks/dictionaries/activity books/coloring books/reference material/religious books/foreign language books.