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‘Bouquets for Books’ collects 1,540 new children’s titles for public libraries; 10-year total surpasses 15,000 books

Lori Emerich, assistant manager of Royer's in Lebanon, left, and Anne Hall, administrator/community relations, Library System of Lebanon County.
Lori Emerich, assistant manager of Royer’s in Lebanon, left, and Anne Hall, administrator/community relations, Library System of Lebanon County.

 

A decade is in the books.

Thanks to your generosity, our 2015 children’s book drive – “Bouquets for Books” – collected 1,540 new titles for public libraries in the six counties where Royer’s operates.

That pushed the event’s 10-year total to more than 15,000 books collected.

Anyone who donated a new children’s book during the book drive, which ran Oct 31-Nov. 7, was eligible to receive a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit.

The books were collected at our 16 stores and, for the first time, in conjunction with book fairs sponsored by the Barnes & Noble bookstore in Camp Hill.

Here are the libraries and the number of books presented to them:

  • Berks County Public Libraries: 121
  • Cumberland County Library System: 164
  • Dauphin County Library System: 107
  • Hershey Public Library (independent): 125
  • Lebanon County Libraries: 286
  • Library System of Lancaster County: 402
  • York County Library System: 335

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