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Manchester College students seeking used,

new children’s books for Akron book drive


Area residents and teachers are urged to donate new and used children’s books for redistribution to children in the Akron community. The Manchester College branch of the Indiana Reading Corps is conducting the book drive during April, with four Akron collection sites.

College students in the Indiana Reading Corps – the largest children’s literacy organization in the state – have been tutoring children in reading at Akron Elementary School for seven years.  They plan to return children’s books collected in the book drive to the community. For more information about the drive, contact Jennifer Wilson, MC Indiana Reading Coordinator, at 260-982-5084.

Here are the Akron sites with drop boxes for the books:

      Viking Foods,116 E. Rochester St.

      Akron Church of God, 303 S. West St.

      Webb’s Family Pharmacy, 101 W. Rochester St.

      Day Hardware,107 W. Rochester St.


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