Holiday Book Drive for Children Nets More Than 2,800 Books

Durham’s Partnership for Children teams with Barnes & Noble
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Generous customers at Barnes & Noble, located at The Streets of Southpoint in Durham, purchased 2,834 new books for young children during the store’s annual Holiday Book Drive Nov. 1-Dec. 31. This was the 13th year that Durham’s Partnership for Children teamed with Barnes & Noble to collect books for children in Durham County who might not otherwise have access to age-appropriate materials. 

“During the eight-week book drive we consistently see an outpouring of support and generosity from our customers and booksellers,” says Cheri Hodges, community business development manager for Barnes & Noble at The Streets of Southpoint. “Thanks to their efforts and kindness, over 2,800 children in Durham County received the gift of a new book.” Learn more at

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