The Gift of Reading

Parker-Kennybrook Books is holding a holiday book drive to collect children's books for the Little Willie Center in Greenville. The store, located on South Evans Street, plans to present the books as holiday gifts to the center's participants plus expand the facility's library.

Parker-Kennybrook will donate one book for every five books purchased for the center by customers. The Little Willie Center is a tutoring and mentoring facility for at risk youth and latchkey children in West Greenville.

It has been in operation for 17 years and serves about 25 children between the ages of three and 17. The deadline to donate is Christmas Eve, December 24.