Drive your kids by the Curtis Library on Thursday to pick up sacks of books for your young readers.
The library is hosting a Drive By Book Bags event from 10 a.m. to noon, giving away one bag of books to each child. The books will be sorted by age range, and the ranges are for children 0-6, 7-9, and 10-14. They will be a mix of fiction and non-fiction.
“Just open a car window,” said librarian Linda Blanchard.
Through that open window, Blanchard or library staff will pass bags of books and Dr. Seuss-themed gifts, like bags, bookmarks, and stickers. She has prepared 95 bags; each have about six books inside.
The books came from former librarian Phyllis Klender, who lives down state. She got them from the Ye Old Court House Committee. Klender also donated many books to the Tahquamenon Area Senior Citizens Center in Newberry.
Leftover books, if there are any, will be stored for future events or programs where books can again be given away.
“We wanted to do this for the fun of it,” Blanchard said. “In the COVID era, there’s a lot of curbside happening, and a lot of people giving in different ways. We wanted to do some giving.”