St. Petersburg’s vibrant nonprofit Keep St Pete Lit celebrates the arts of reading and writing. This holiday season, they’re asking readers to donate new or gently used books for children and young adults, so that kids who don’t have many books at home can keep on reading.
Keep St Pete Lit has set up book donation bins around the city, where books can be dropped off during each location’s regular business hours.
– BookSpace at Bloom Art Center (910 5th Ave N)
– St Petersburg Shuffleboard Club (559 Mirror Lake Drive N)
– Rollin’ Oats Market / St Pete Yoga (2842 MLK St N)
– Hideaway Cafe (1756 Central Ave)
-Banyan Cafe (701 Central Ave)
-Banyan Cafe (689 Dr. MLK St. N)
New or gently used children and young adult books can be donated through Tuesday, December 15.
Donated books will be distributed by St. Pete’s longstanding all-volunteer group, The Christmas Toy Shop, who’ve been providing books and toys to less fortunate children since 1921. www.christmastoyshop.org/ Last year more than 400 books were collected.
Book donations can also be brought to Keep St Pete Lit’s Holiday Party Book Swap on Friday, December 11 at 6p.m. at the Hideaway Cafe, 1756 Central Ave., with live music from Rebekah Pulley and Brooke Ramel. $5.00 cover.
Keep St Pete Lit celebrates the literary arts in our artistic city, finding connections between words and the visual and performing arts. More information on events and free writing classes can be found at http://keepstpetelit.org/.
Give the gift of reading this holiday season! Read and Write on!