Quail Ridge Books & Music in Raleigh has a couple of book drives for groups that collect books for needy children.
The first book drive runs Friday to Monday. It will benefit the Raleigh-based Bonnie's Book Foundation, which provides new and gently used books to children who may not own books at home, and to schools and other programs that serve at-risk children.
The foundation accepts gently used and new books for all ages - from board books to books for teens. This is a great opportunity for parents and kids to clear out some bookshelves. New books purchased from Quail Ridge for donation will get a 20 percent discount.
And from Monday to Jan. 28, the store will be collecting books for N.C. State's Read to L.E.A.D. It's part of the social justice and youth literacy program sponsored by N.C. State's Women's Center. Volunteers work with at-risk children who are served by local nonprofits. Books on the Read to L.E.A.D. Wish List can be purchased at a 20 percent discount from Quail Ridge and will be donated directly to the program.