Book drive raises $8K for Readiatrics

Rapid City council member Laura Armstrong reads to children during the annual book drive that raised $8,000 for Readiatrics. (photo courtesy City of Rapid City)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Readiatrics has an extra $8,000 following a recent book drive sponsored by Books A Million in Rapid City.

The funds will be distributed to several area children’s programs.

Darla Drew, Ward 5 council member, has organized the annual drive for used books since 2001, distributing more than 160,000 books through Readiatrics, according to a city release.

"I am overjoyed at the community's response and the donations will impact the lives of countless children," said Drew.

For more information on the Readiatrics Book Drive, visit Readiatrics.org.

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