Marquette, Michigan – The Marquette Alger Reading Council announces the beginning of the annual Gift of Reading project. The public is asked to donate new books which will be given to families and adults at Christmas time and throughout the year.
We also distribute new books to youth service agencies, public health and dental centers, nursing homes, including the Veteran’s Center, Harbor House, Beacon House, the Women’s Center and many other locations. New books may be dropped off at the Peter White Library and Snowbound Books in Marquette as well at schools and school libraries in the two-county area.
Reading is a lifelong activity that begins at a young age. Father Marquette Catholic Academy students are shown during their reading time.
Over the years, we have collected more than 33,000 books. We hope that we can count on your help again this year. The last day for donations is December 4th. You may also contribute anytime by sending a check to MARC at P.O. Box 1084, Marquette, MI 49855. Please call 226-7030 with any questions about the project.