A special community effort to restock the shelves at the Iowa City Public Library’s Book End used bookstore starts soon at local MidWestOne bank locations.
The eleventh annual September collection will benefit The Book End store on the second floor of the library. The drive will run from September 1 through September 30.
Each MidWestOne bank in Iowa City, Coralville, and North Liberty will accept gently-read fiction and non-fiction books for all ages at a special inside collection box. If you have paperback romance, and any children’s books which are in great shape, please consider donating them. Bank customers, staff, and the public are encouraged to deliver their donations during convenient bank hours.
“It is wonderful of MidWestOne Bank to host this drive for The Book End again! Every year, the number of books received increases thanks to our generous communities. When those books are sold at The Book End, proceeds are used to buy prize books for every child and teen to finish our Summer Reading programs, and they help add more Art-to-Go. It will be wonderful to be able to see what is donated this year,” says Patty McCarthy, Director of Development of the Iowa City Public Library.
The Book End is staffed by dedicated volunteers as a fundraising activity of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.