Barnes & Noble is kicking off a holiday book drive this weekend. They're hoping to collect a million books for a million kids nationwide. The program works like an angel tree. Shoppers can pick up a child's name and purchase a book that he or she may like. Here locally, those books will go to kids through the First Step domestic abuse shelter.
Organizers say it's a great way to put children first and contribute to lifelong learning. "It's just very important to get kids reading and it doesn't really matter what they're reading as long as they are, cause that's the base of their education," says Annie Hololob with Barnes and Noble. You can help out now through December. Just drop off a new, unwrapped book at the Barnes & Noble in Harrisonburg Crossing.