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Barnes and Noble, United Way holiday book drive hopes to give the gift of reading

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A new partnership hopes to bring the gift of reading this holiday season.

Barnes and Noble and the United Way of Rock River Valley are teaming up to host a holiday book drive.

The books collected will be distributed to Harlem, Oregon and Rockford school districts.

Last year, more than 4,000 books were given to students.

"This is the only opportunity to have books and to be involved with people reading them, so I think it's a wonderful thing and really it doesn't cost much for people to buy an extra gift to give," says IREAD volunteer Karen Osolin.

You can purchase a book through the Barnes and Noble located in Cherryvale Mall.

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