July 26, 2010 -- The Borders on Alps Road has launched a book drive as part of a chain wide effort to increase literacy and support the needs of the community. From now until August 30, store associates will encourage customers to donate new books, DVDs and CDs. The store has partnered with the Athens Regional Library System, which will receive and distribute the donated books to their associated libraries in and around Athens.
In response to continued budget challenges facing our public library system, Borders is proud to offer this opportunity for customers to directly support such a vital institution in our community. All donated items will remain in the Athens area, and help ensure that knowledge and entertainment remain accessible to everyone in our community.
This is the first book drive Borders has held in partnership with the Athens Regional Library System. During the book drive it held last March, the store collected approximately 1500 books and plush toys, and provided them to Athens Regional Medical Center and St. Mary’s Hospital. The company as a whole delivered more than 600,000 titles and 85,000 stuffed toys to kids in need nationwide.