Bank of Books and Abednego Book Shoppe made a commitment after the damaging fires that destroyed so many homes in Ventura and neighboring communities during California largest fire to give over 10,000 books away free to those who lost their homes.
The Community Book Support was developed at both bookstores to help with the distribution of the free books. News of our plan hit the bookstore industry and box loads of books came from Canada and Florida. Individuals also dropped off donated books.
” It has been rewarding seeing the joy in ones picking out free books, from the little kids, teenagers to adults, so many lost so much” says Clarey Rudd the bookstore owner.
The Community Book Support has been expanded to benefit others now. A major commitment has been made to benefit all teachers in Southern California.
The hope at Bank of Books and at Abednego Book Shoppe is to give away over 100,000 books the next 12 months, to show support to the community.
Free books have also been offered to all the staff at Ventura Community Hospital to say thanks for the job they are doing .
Bank of Books ,748 E. Main.