By Carol Tannenhauser
This week and next, community members can stop by Assembly Member Danny O’Donnell’s district office at 245 West 104th Street (between Broadway and West End Avenue) between 10am-4pm to donate any new or gently used books.
The book drive accepts children’s books, teen books, unused test prep workbooks, and subject books (history, art, sports, etc.), but is unable to accept adult books, library books, religious books, textbooks, and books with stamps, handwriting, tears, etc.
The book drive will run sporadically for two weeks: February 13th – 17th, and February 21st – February 24th.
Assembly Member O’Donnell has hosted community-wide book drives with Project Cicero, a nonprofit organization connecting students in under-resourced New York City public schools with books, and encouraging their love for reading, many times since 2007. Donations were limited during COVID-19, so this year marks the return of the full-scale community book drive. Since the start of this partnership, this office has collected thousands of books for students all across New York City.
Wonderful project. Another suggestion: Visit your favorite neighborhood book store and purchase and then bring to O’Donnell’s office whatever you’d like to donate. Nothing feels as good to a kid as a brand new book.