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Book Donation Drive For Worcester: The City That Reads

WORCESTER – Friday, March 17, 2023 – Worcester: The City That Reads is collecting books for grades Pre-K through 8 for its annual book drive. Anyone can drop off books now through June 1 at one of the locations listed below.

The initiative aims to collect 30,000 books this year and has provided 1 million books to children over the past 19 years.

Worcester: The City That Reads was founded by John and Anne-Marie Monfredo to promote literacy in the city, put books into the hands of children who lack them, and promote the importance of being a lifetime reader.

Please donate new or gently used books for students in grades pre-kindergarten through 8 at the following sites from now to June 1:

  • Worcester Public Library main branch and the Frances Perkins Public Library.
  • Worcester Public Schools – 20 Irving Street, outside the superintendent’s office
  • M&T banks in Worcester and Shrewsbury
  • Bay State Savings Banks – all branches
  • Greendale and Main South Y.M.C.A.
  • W.C.A.
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Shaws Market on West Boylston Street
  • Stop and Shop – all sites.
  • Polar Park (WooSox)
  • Worcester BraveHearts – will collect at games in Worcester.
  • Worcester Railers
  • RSVP and the Senior Center on Vernon Street
  • Starbucks Coffee on Park Ave.
  • Jewish Community Center on Salisbury Street
  • Greendale and Main Street YMCA
  • All Public High Schools and Middle Schools in Worcester
  • Private Schools: St. Paul’s, Worcester Academy, Bancroft School, St. John’s High
  • Ecotarium Center and UMass Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Worcester Credit Union (West Boylston St.)
  • Force Self Defense and Fitness in Holden
  • Tide Pool Bookshop (372 Chandler St.)
  • That’s Entertainment (244 Park Ave.)
  • Local colleges – WSU, Anna Maria, Holy Cross, Quinsigamond, Clark University
  • HyggeHouse books has a bin at the Redemption Rock Brewing in Worcester
  • Heart of the New England Council
  • Roots and Press book store/café (673 Chandler St.)

For more information, please call 508-853-3444.