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Holiday Book Drive at San Diego County Library

November 22, 2016

From November 24 to December 24, the San Diego County Library will host a Holiday Book Drive to collect new children's books for distribution to area families through Reach Out and Read San Diego. Books are being accepted at any of SDCL's 33 library locations.

Reach Out and Read San Diego encourages families to read aloud together as doctors provide a "Prescription for Reading" and a book to children as part of their regular well-child checkups during preschool years. We are excited to offer our community a way to give the gift of a new book to families in San Diego County and support such a fine program in the process. Reach Out and Read currently serves 85,000 families a year and is eager to reach more young readers!

SDCL has partnered with Reach Out and Read for many years providing support to their work at area Family Resource Centers and community events. Deputy Director Susan Moore said, "Research shows the strong, positive impact of this program. Reach Out and Read families read together more often, and their children enter kindergarten with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills."

The San Diego County Library serves as a resource for children and families in San Diego to take advantage of a number of free services, such as family programs, storytimes, and media checkouts. Reading is a crucial aspect of development, and we are humbled to be able to partner with a group that provides free books to young members of our community. Drop a new children's book off at any SDCL location and become a part of a child's positive growth and development!

For more information about the Holiday Book Drive, please visit our website at

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