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Novels needed! Book drive aims to restock Rochester's mini-libraries

Novels needed! Book drive aims to restock Rochester's mini-libraries

With over 125 mini-libraries throughout the Rochester area, a local non-profit aims to restock their small-scale shelves.

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library will be holding a book drive on Saturday, July 9, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the book drop area of the library, along 1st Avenue S.E. Volunteers from the Friends will be on hand throughout the 3-hour book drive to accept the donations.

“We’re looking for gently-used books, particularly children’s books, which are very popular in our mini-libraries,” says RPL’s Head of Youth Services, Heather Acerro. “The Friends of the Library will collect the books and sort them to go into our local mini-libraries.”

The Friends of the Rochester Public Library has donated over 12,000 titles to area mini-libraries since 2013. Friends’ co-president Phyllis Hambright says it’s one of several ways the organization supports the mission of the library. “This has been a popular program in and around Rochester, and with donations from the community we will continue to support these mini-libraries.”

Note: This article was copied from a news release from RPL.


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