The Friends of the Pine Island Library are collecting new and gently used children's and young adult's books. During the "Books for Hungry Minds" project, over 1,600 books have been collected. The books have been distributed to the youth of Pine Island since the project began in December 2011.
In previous years the books have been distributed through the Food Pantry, Pine Island Community Church and the Beacon of H.O.P.E.
During the past summer, the collected books were given to the SAS students during the Summer Reading Camp, and distributed through the other Beacon summer programs. The Beacon will be the recipient of the books again this coming year.
Stonegate Bank will host the bright blue collection barrel in the foyer of the bank. Children's and young adult's books may be dropped off during regular banking hours. The Friends of the library appreciate Stonegate Bank's involvement in the project. Books may also be dropped off at the library.
For more information on the project or to join the Friends of the Library, the next membership meeting will be held in the library meeting room at 3:15 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 24.