JCC Book Drive Supports Literacy of Northern NY

M. Cecilia Brock (left), executive director of Literacy of Northern New York, and Connie A. Holberg, (right) library director at JCC

Jefferson Community College (JCC) faculty, staff and students collected 342 children’s and young adult books for the annual Literacy of Northern New York book drive.  

“Once again we have had a great response to our annual children’s book drive for Literacy of Northern New York,” says Connie A. Holberg, library director at JCC. “The work that Literacy of Northern New York does is important and the Melvil Dewey Library is proud to be their partner in promoting literacy and the love of reading for all members of our community.”

“We are thankful to have so many generous students and faculty members at Jefferson Community College who take the time to make the holidays brighter for the less fortunate by donating children’s books to our program,” said M. Cecilia Brock, Executive Director of Literacy of Northern New York. “The families who receive books for their children to read are extremely grateful.”

The books will be distributed to North Country children through the Salvation Army’s Christmas Give Away Program. Over 6,500 books have been donated during the thirteen years that JCC has been involved in the Literacy of Northern New York book drive.

The Melvil Dewey Library and JCC’s human services club co-sponsored the event.