Monday, February 25, 2019

1001 South State's Neighborhood Book Drive Starts March 2nd

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Whether you want to put more positive energy out into the universe or you just finished binge watching a certain Netflix series that has you itching to "tidy up," you won't want to miss 1001 South State's upcoming neighborhood book drive benefiting Open Books.

In honor of Read Across America Day, the South Loop property’s book drive runs from Saturday, March 2 through Sunday, March 10.

"The South Loop neighborhood is a community that supports creative endeavors and innovative thinking - two values at the core of our culture here at 1001," says property manager Tracy Braun. "Partnering with Open Books is a natural fit for our residents and our neighbors.”

With a mission to provide literacy experiences for tens of thousands of readers each year, Open Books takes the donated books they receive and either gives them away through their literacy and book grant programs or sells them, using the proceeds to fund the organization’s literacy programs.

“Our residents include designers, entrepreneurs, art students, and more,” continues Braun. “We want to give back to the community in a way that helps the next generation of creative minds. We know that providing access to books is an effective and exciting way to do that."

To make your book donation, stop by the 1001 South State lobby anytime between 10 am and 5 pm on March 2 through March 10. The entrance is located at 1001 S. State Street between Bulldog Alehouse and Orangetheory Fitness.

Open Books welcomes donations of fiction, nonfiction, craft books, cookbooks, children’s books and more!

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