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National Donate A Book Day launches Thursday

The Book-of-the-Month Club is launching the first annual Donate A Book Day on Thursday. The day occurs during National Library Week.

April 13, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Book-of-the-Month Club is launching the first annual Donate A Book Day on Thursday. The day occurs during National Library Week.

The "Day of Donation" is the product of a partnership between the Association of Library Trustees, Advocates, Friends and Foundations (ALTAFF), a division of the American Library Association (ALA).

People nationwide are encouraged to donate new or gently used books to local libraries. Some books will be passed on to the Friends of the Library to be sold at library fundraisers.

The Book-of-the-Month Club is celebrating its 85th anniversary.

The club is also launching a promotion in which 85 winners will be selected for their donation efforts. They will win 10 new books, courtesy of the Book-of-the-Month Club and Random House. The online promotion can be found at http://www.facebook.com/BookoftheMonth.

More information on Thursday's event can be found at National Donate a Book Day.