Give the gift of reading this holiday season


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Donate gently used books to the book drive 11/28-12/16

Award-winning author J.K Rowling once said, “If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book”. This is the case for many students across the globe who haven’t gotten their hands on the right book yet. This is especially difficult for children who live in low-income households and communities. This holiday season, North Penn’s 2024 Class Cabinet is working to change that.

This year North Penn’s Junior Class Cabinet has decided to host the school’s first book drive. The book drive will be held from November 28th until December 16th and anyone is able to donate. The books collected will then be donated to Head Start Preschool to be distributed to underprivileged kids. Head Start’s main focus is to help children from low-income families succeed in school, develop cognitive schools, and receive the same education opportunities as all other children.

The Class Cabinet is asking that everyone makes an effort to contribute to the book donations, however, there are a few guidelines they ask that you follow. All books must be in good condition, meaning no ripped pages, writing, water damage, etc. When donating, they also ask that you are conscious of the age group that will be receiving these books. Make sure that the books are appropriate as well as legible and comprehensible for children of preschool age.

This book drive will be a great opportunity for you to get involved with the North Penn community. The Class Cabinet hopes that everyone is able to benefit from this drive in a variety of ways.

“Some of our goals for the drive are not only for the benefit of the children, but also to benefit students at North Penn. We hope to unite the North Penn High School community for a good cause and encourage the holiday spirit of giving,” Class Cabinet Communications Officer Kylie Cook explained.

Cook shared that Class Cabinet also wants to help promote education and a love of reading.

“This will hopefully help place the right book in a student’s hand so that they can continue to grow an interest in reading,” Cook shared.

If you are looking to donate books, there will be collection bins set up at the IMC as well as in every home office. Every donation is valuable and greatly appreciated. This holiday season, what gift could be better than the love of reading? As Dr. Seuss once said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book.”