Books Not Toys, For a Change..Info & Updates
Barnes & Noble Patrons in Wyomissing Help Improve Lives
Judith’s Reading Room, a 501(c)3 based in eastern PA was selected — for the 2nd year in a row — as the Barnes & Noble Wyomissing PA 2021 Holiday Book Drive Charity. From November 1st, and running straight through the holiday season — patrons at the location were able to donate a book or two at checkout for a child in need and forever change that child’s life.
As an alternative to the expected toy shortage this holiday season, Judith’s Reading Room suggests that families consider buying books not toys — books for your family and for families who cannot afford to buy them. Barnes & Noble makes this act of generosity easy.
“Since Judith’s Reading Room’s inception in 2010, Barnes & Noble has placed confidence in our ability to get donated books into the hands of less fortunate children here and around the world,” noted Cathy Leiber, President, Judith’s Reading Room. She added, “It is impossible to state how emotional it is for families to receive new books.”
Barnes and Noble Holiday Book Drive for Judith’s Reading room UPDATES!
JANUARY 21, 2022… Please see these exceptional photos of books — donated during the 2021 Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive — that were shipped and received by Derek Witmer’s 2nd grade in Harrisburg. We are thrilled that the books are loved so much!
JANUARY 21, 2022… Below please see a few photos from Mosaic Preparatory Academy. The generous books from Barnes & Noble have made a noticeable difference there!
Hi Cathy!Please find attached the photos of the wonderful book donations you provided us through Barnes and Noble!In the photos is one of our scholars who “purchased” a SpongeBob book, our library display so that kids could browse the new books for the vending machine, and some of the books featured in the vending machine!Thank you so much for your generous donations. The kids are so excited!ArielProfessor Ariel Birdoff (she/they)School Library Media SpecialistMosaic Preparatory Academy
JANUARY 19, 2022… JRR donated 46 YA books to Children’s Home of Easton yesterday. The books were hand-picked out of the generous 2021 Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Drive. In May, 2012, JRR established a library at CHE with an initial donation of 450 books. An important part of that donation was the commitment to support their first-ever Book Group. Each month for years, JRR bought 10 copies of a book they chose for this literacy-rich experience. The Book Group is still alive and well all these years later thanks to the superb dedication of CHE’s Marlene Arnholt.
JANUARY 11, 2022… Attached are photos from Harkins House, a juvenile residential center near Portland, Oregon where many YA books were sent. Thank you again to Barnes & Noble for selecting Judith’s Reading Room as their 2021 Holiday Book Drive Charity.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021...Thank You…Thank You…Thank you…to all the holiday shoppers who have purchased books for Judith’s Reading Room. So far, five large boxes have been picked up and will be sent to many of our libraries and Freedom Through Literacy Award winners throughout the world. Thank you Barnes and Noble, Wyomissing, PA for choosing us as your holiday charity.