By Armaan Rajwany
A book drive is taking place this weekend in Coral Springs, where residents are encouraged to drop off any new or gently used books for preschool, elementary, middle school students.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas sophomores Olivia Alvarez and Spencer Brenner, who have organized the drive, hope to receive at least 750 books to donate to local schools this summer.
Last August, they collected nearly 1,500 books for Coral Springs K-8 students and nearby elementary schools, tripling their initial goal. Another 400 were donated to the non-profit Literary Connection Inc., while libraries were closed due to the ongoing pandemic.
The event is held on Saturday, May 1, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.. and Sunday, May 2, from 5 p.m.. to 7 p.m.. at the Kensington Gardens Green Park on the west side of Coral Springs Drive, just south of Westview. Several signs will be posted around the premises to direct donors to the drop-off site. Residents are asked to remain in their cars and wear masks for both the convenience and safety of those involved.
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