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Project Cicero Book Drive 2017

Posted on Mar. 9, 2017 by Deborah Hunt

Be part of Project Cicero Bay Area!  The Mechanics' Institute Library is a proud participant in Project Cicero, and we need your help! Please donate new or gently used children’s and young adult books at the Library 2nd and 3rd floor service desks from Monday, March 13 through Thursday, March 16. [No textbooks, adult books or out of date nonfiction/reference books.] For more information please visit the Project Cicero website. Every donation helps this worthy and literary cause.

Project Cicero is a volunteer-run, annual children’s book drive designed to create and supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced Bay Area public schools. Project Cicero Bay Area completed its inaugural year in 2015. Through the help of families and the public at participating donor locations and student volunteers in the past two years' book drives, nearly 50,000 gently used books were collected and distributed to hundreds of  teachers and other educators in the Bay Area’s most under-served public schools. Through the book drive, close to 20,000 students gained access to new reading material.

On March 18, hundreds of Bay Area public school teachers will spend part of their weekend cultivating their classroom library collections. These dedicated teachers will come to a San Francisco location overflowing with children’s and young adult books donated to Project Cicero during this annual book drive.