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.
- 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.