BVU Lakes Region Launches Camp Autumn Holiday Book Drive

Wed 12-6-2017 1900 N. Grand Avenue,Spencer,IA

(Spencer)-A book drive is underway for Camp Autumn, KUOO's Becky Thoreson has the story:

BVU Lakes Region Launches Camp Autumn Holiday Book Drive 

The Staff at Buena Vista University Lakes Region is spearheading a book drive for Autumn's Center Camp Autumn.

Recruiter Jill Barr explains.  "Every year we do a holiday activity as a group, and this year we decided to do this book drive. So, for children that attend Camp Autumn, they attend the Camp for therapeutic reasons, and we wanted to be able to leave them with an indoor activity, because there are outdoor activities that are involved, but a book, we thought, would be a gift that would keep on giving.  So they can have it while they're at camp but then they can also take it home with them.  So, we are collecting the new or gently used books so that way they can use that while they're at camp for their indoor activity but also take it home when they finish camp."

She adds that there are several drop off locations around the region.  "They can be children's books or they can be young adult books as well.  The drop-off locations are at our Buena Vista University Lakes Region Offices.  So in Spencer, we're located in the Gateway North Mall, and in Spirit Lake, Emmetsburg and Estherville, we're located inside Iowa Lakes Community College."

The drive runs through Tuesday, December 19.

NOTE:  Books should be suitable for ages 21 and under.