Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Borders customers donate books to library

Borders is facilitating a book donation drive for Fauquier County Public Library at its Warrenton store, located in the shopping center at Route 17 and West Lee Highway.

According to Store Manager Diane Fichthorn, Borders has already collected approximately 500 books for the library, primarily children’s titles, valued at more than $4,000. The donation drive continues through Monday, Sept. 14.

“The library is thrilled with the response to the Borders book donation drive,” says Library Director Maria Del Rosso. “Our book budget has been cut 25 percent from last year while library use has sky rocketed. The books we receive from the Borders program will go a long way in helping us keep Fauquier’s children reading.”

When Borders customers are paying for their purchases they can also choose a book, or books, to purchase for the library. To help customers pick out books to donate, staff at the store have a selection of books on hand that the library has expressed an interest in adding to its collection.

The store does two major book drives a year to benefit local charities. This is the first time Borders has designated the library to receive donations.

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