Glen Lake Library holds children’s holiday book drive

From staff reports

A special holiday tradition continues on Nov. 19 with an annual call for children’s books. The Friends of the Glen Lake Library are once again collecting donations of new children’s books for children whose families are in need of assistance this holiday season. Any family can find themselves in hard times and the goal is to make sure the children still have some holiday joy in the form of a special book.

The list is compiled from Glen Lake Elementary School, Parenting Communities, Early Head Start, Leelanau Children Center and Family Daycare Homes and is available at the Glen Lake Library in Empire and at the Cottage Book Shop in Glen Arbor. Donors are asked to purchase a book for a child on this list and deliver it gift-wrapped to the library or the Cottage Book Shop by Dec. 17. The Cottage Book Shop will kindly provide a 20% discount on any books purchased for the drive and will gift wrap and deliver the books for you.

Every year our community steps up and gets every book needed for the children on the list. Please help us bring the joy of books to these children. Remember, donations collected for the book drive will directly benefit our local community and Leelanau County. Your gift will make a real difference right here at home.