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Help Hooked on Books for Kids sort donated books

   July 16, 2014 5:00 am    0

Hooked on Books for Kids is expecting to receive more than 40,000 donated Disney/Hyperion books that will need to be moved, unpacked and sorted into four groups by grade level. The books will be given to local schools and nonprofit groups. The work will be done on Wednesday, Oct. 8, and Thursday, Oct. 9 in the Shred-X…


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Volunteer opportunities abound at Erie County Library

   June 14, 2014 1:00 am    0

Many of the services the Erie County Public Library provides to the community are made possible thanks to its volunteers. If you have three or more hours a week to give, you can help bring literacy to the children and adults of Erie County. Library volunteer opportunities at the Blasco Library, 160 E. Front St., include helping sign patrons…


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Summer reading program needs volunteer readers

   May 25, 2014 5:00 am    0

Volunteers are needed to read with the youth who participate in the Salvation Army’s summer program, which runs from June 16 to Aug. 15. Volunteers are needed on Mondays or Fridays during that period. The program runs from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and volunteers can help out at a time that is convenient for them….


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Erie’s Great American Book Sale seeks volunteers

   May 14, 2014 5:00 am    0

This year’s Great American Book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Erie County Public Library, is scheduled to run Sunday, June 15, through Friday, June 20, at Villa Maria Center Gymnasium, 2551 W. Eighth St. The sale’s organizers are seeking volunteers to prepare the site for the sale and to clean up afterward. Help…


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Erie cat shelter seeks donations of used books

   April 21, 2014 5:00 am    0

Orphan Angels Cat Sanctuary, 5439 West Lake Road, is accepting donations of gently used books for a book sale to be held in May. The sale, scheduled for May 17 and 18, at the shelter, will benefit a cat named Phoenix who needs a liver shunt. Books can be dropped off at the shelter on…


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Donations needed for Easter basket giveaways

   April 3, 2014 5:00 am    0

Odessa’s Place, 628 W. 18th St., is seeking donations of Easter baskets and items to fill the baskets for its third annual Easter basket giveaway. Last year, through donations from the community, Odessa’s Place was able to give 450 baskets to families in the community.  This year’s goal is to top 500 baskets. The baskets will be…


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Volunteers needed to help with Y’s Healthy Kids Day

   March 6, 2014 1:00 am    0

Looking for a fun volunteer opportunity involving helping kids to learn healthy habits? The YMCA of Greater Erie needs volunteers to help staff its annual Healthy Kids Day event on Saturday, April 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at JMC Ice Arena, 423 W. 38th St. There are two volunteer shifts that day: 9 a.m….


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Barnes & Noble holds book drive for Erie County children

   December 11, 2013 5:01 pm    0

Barnes & Noble customers can donate books to children in need during the store’s annual holiday book drive, which runs through Jan. 1. This year, the store is partnering with the United Way of Erie County to help distribute the donated books throughout the county. In addition, Barnes & Noble will host a fundraiser on Sunday…


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Volunteers needed to promote reading in Erie County

   October 10, 2013 1:25 pm    0

Would you like to help children in Erie County enter kindergarten with a love of reading and ready to learn? United Way of Erie County has created the Reading Buddies program in conjunction with the Dolly Parton Imagination Library. Children participating in the Imagination Library program receive one free book a month from birth to…


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Friends of the Library need help moving books

   March 19, 2013 1:55 pm    0

The Friends of the Library work year round to collect and sort books in preparation for the Erie County Library’s annual book sale and various small sales throughout the year, and moving books is a vital part of the process. Library discards and books donated by Erie County residents are moved from the library and collection sites to…


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