To honor the birthday and legacy of service of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Book Harvest will be holding their annual community book drive (10,000 Books for Kids — 10KBK) on MLK Day and a community-wide celebration of diversity, literacy, and book ownership for all kids. The event will take place on Monday, January 21, 2013 at Flyleaf Books, 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill. Festivities will range from 1 to 4 p.m. with the program — which will feature music and talks by local authors Daniel Wallace, Sarah Dessen and Randall Kenan beginning around 2:15 p.m.
Inspired by Dr. King’s vision of a world in which every child has the chance to realize his or her full potential, Book Harvest encourages everyone to bring their new and gently used children’s books to Flyleaf Books on MLK Day; every donated book will end up in the home of a child who needs it! Folks are encouraged to hold a book drive this week in their neighborhood, office, school or place of worship and then to bring the books to Flyleaf next Monday, January 21st.