College library holds Sixth Annual New Book Drive

By: Lisa S. Icenogle
Image of an open book with the words "Give the Gift of Reading Casper College and Wyoming Food for Thought Book Drive."

The Casper College Goodstein Foundation Library is holding its Sixth Annual New Book Drive through Friday, Dec. 6. “The library is again teaming up with Wyoming Food For Thought Project to give books to children in need, along with food bags this holiday season,” said Sarah Mailloux, book drive coordinator.

The goal this year is to collect 800 new books suitable for K-12 students. “Last year, we collected around 800 books, and we had just enough to give each WFFT student a book. This year, the WFFT director anticipates again serving as many as 800 hungry kids every week,” said Mailloux.

According to Mailloux, WFFT has been providing food to K-12 students in food-insecure situations for the last seven years. “The food bags are larger over the long winter break, and for the past five years, we have collected and distributed new children’s chapter books — ages K-12, all genres — to add to WFFT winter food bags,” she said. Mailloux noted that the library sponsors its new book drive to support the college’s mission of community building, literacy, and lifelong learning in Natrona County.

The library has also created an Amazon wish list, “ … full of great books that all have been nominated for Wyoming book awards for all ages of our students,” said Mailloux. The list can be accessed at Books ordered from the list will be sent directly to the Goodstein Foundation Library.

Drop-off locations for this year’s book drive include the Tate Geological Museum’s gift shop, the Fort Caspar Academy, and Wind City Books. In addition, there are several other collection sites on the Casper College campus including the CC Writing Center, Saunders Health Science Center, the Doornbos Lounge in Liesinger Hall, the Gertrude Krampert Theatre, the Union/University building, the Wold Physical Science Center, the Walter H. Nolte Gateway Center, the Thorsen Institute of Business, and the library.

For more information, contact Mailloux at 307-268-2137.

Media contact: Lisa S. Icenogle

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