All Anoka County libraries will close at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 26th, and be closed on Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for Thanksgiving.

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Project Bookshelf at Anoka County Libraries

Date: Nov 6th, 2013

Would you like to share the magic of books with an Anoka County child who might not otherwise receive a book during the holidays?  Anoka County libraries are now accepting books as gifts for children in need as part of their annual Project Bookshelf. 

 “When kids own books, they have a sense of “I’m a Reader,” said Bob Thistle, Library Board President, “kids love to have books they can call their own.”

To participate, simply bring new, unwrapped books for children and young adults to any branch of Anoka County Library or Columbia Heights Public Library during the month of November.  Books will then be distributed through Anoka County food shelves, including ACBD, CEAP, Centennial Community Food Shelf, NACE, and SACA.

“A book is a timeless gift for any child,” said Anoka County Commissioner and Library Board Liaison Julie Braastad. “Giving to Project Bookshelf lets these children know that there are many people who care about them.”

For more information, please visit your local Anoka County library, call Ava Larsen at 763-576-4695.