Readiatrics book drive celebrates 20 years of giving books back to the community

RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Readiatrics book drive in Rapid City is celebrating its 20th year this year due to it being cancelled in 2020 because of the pandemic.

The event helps get new and used books to kids in the area who may not have access to a variety of books.

Drop-off locations are located at the Rapid City Public Library, the Dahl Arts Center, Fire Station 1, books-a-million near the mall, as well as any Black Hills Federal Credit Union location in Rapid City.

Thousands of books of all reading levels are donated each year one year over 7,000 books were donated.

Darla Drew, Founder of Readiatrics Book Drive said “toddler or baby all the way up through a 12th grade level. You know, even 5th grader or a 6th grader can sometimes read at a 12th grade level. So I’m not going to determine what books should come in but for the most part we don’t take adult level reading books.”

The Readiatrics started Tuesday and will run through May 18th.

 

 

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