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A Book Drive that Changes Lives & Winter Wonderland, Saturday January 18th

A Book Drive that Changes Lives & Winter Wonderland, Saturday January 18th

The Goddard School located at 8350 Lemont Road in Darien will be holding a “Winter Wonderland, Book Donation-Collection and Open House” on Saturday January 18th from 10am to noon.


It is the penultimate event in a month long book drive by The Goddard School located in Darien, and the other 17 Chicagoland Goddard Schools, working in collaboration with Bernie’s Book Bank ( http://www.berniesbookbank.org/) to collect Twenty Five Thousand new and/or gently used children’s books to help increase Book Ownership among at-risk infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children in the Chicagoland area.  The Darien Goddard School’s goal was to collect Fifteen Hundred childrens’ books before the January 18th event!  They have collected close to 2300 books thus far, and are inviting the community to join them in their effort and to attend the event and bring a book to help the school reach its new goal of 2500 books.  Additionally, the eighteen Chicagoland Goddard Schools will be donating $10,000 to Bernie’s Book Bank.


City of Darien Mayor Kathleen Weaver will start Book Reading to children at the event at 10:30am.  Karen Hayes of Osborne Books, and Shirin Shamsi  of Barefoot Books will be reading books as well.  Ronald McDonald will be making a special appearance and putting on a book show at 11am.  The event will also have face painters, a balloon artist, spray on art, and refreshments. 


Contact the school at 630-985-7117, or darienil@goddardschools.com for more information.

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