Casper College Readies for 5th Book Drive



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The Casper College Goodstein Foundation library is getting ready for its 5th Annual K-12 New Book Drive to benefit Wyoming Food for Thought.

The library sponsors its book drive to support the College’s mission of community building, literacy, and lifelong learning. They also use this event to draw attention to the problem of food-insecure families in Natrona County, by partnering with the Wyoming Food For Thought Project.

Wyoming Food for Thought distributes weekly bags of food to K-12 students who are in food-insecure situations to get them through the weekend. Donations to the library book drive add a new book (ages K-12, all genres) to the winter food bag over the holiday break for the child or teen to keep, read, and treasure. Nonperishable food items are also appreciated.

The K-12 New Book Drive helps raise community awareness of food-insecure families within Natrona County and also gives those families the gift of reading. Last year Casper College Library collected approximately 800 books — enough to give one to each food-insecure child served by Wyoming Food for Thought. The need for food bags (and books) is expected to be at the same level this year.

The Tate Museum Gift shop, Verda James Elementary, Dean Morgan Middle School, and Fort Caspar Academy partner with the library as drop off points for book donations. Collection spots are also found around the college, and library staff can pick up donations from anyone on campus who can’t make it to a collection spot.

Not in Casper? (Or just don’t want to leave the house?) The library has an Amazon wish list of titles you can donate online.

Questions may be directed to the Casper College Goodstein Library at library@caspercollege.edu or (307) 268-2269

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