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Conservation Department - Linn County

Posted on: January 6, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Linn County Conservation teams with Green Iowa AmeriCorps for Book Drive

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LINN COUNTY, IA –January 6, 2022 - Green Iowa AmeriCorps is partnering with various community organizations for a book drive now through January 16. Books are being collected to distribute back into the community for residents who may have limited access to books and other educational materials.

 

“Our purpose is to help provide books to underrepresented communities,” says Green Iowa AmeriCorps member Michael Garner. “We hope people will find some books they no longer use and drop them off to one of our partner locations. Together, we can help empower under-served children to read their way to a better future.”

 

Donations may include:

  • Civil Rights Books
  • Environmental Books
  • Children’s Books
  • Young adult books
  • Fiction/Non-fiction books

Book drop off sites during normal operation hours include:

 

Wickiup Hill Learning Center (Linn County Conservation Headquarters)

10260 Morris Hills Rd

Toddville, IA 

 

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

1340 3rd Ave SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 

 

Matthew 25

201 3rd Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA

 

Hiawatha Library

150 Willman St

Hiawatha, IA

 

African American Museum (through January 15 at 4 p.m.)

55 12th Ave SE

Cedar Rapids Iowa

 

Bins will be provided at each drop off site. All donated books will be used during a book drive on Martin Luther King Day (January 17, 2022). Book drives will be held from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at Matthew 25 and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Wellington Heights Community Church, where residents are encouraged to come and select a book or two to take home.   

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