DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – The second annual “Cops N’ Kids” community book drive was a success with more than 2,000 books and $1,500 raised by the Quad Cities community. The event was sponsored by “The Book Rack” in Davenport.
“Cops N’ Kids” promotes positive interaction with law enforcement and encourages children’s literacy.
Donated books will go to the Davenport Police Officer to distribute to children at community events.
Some of the books will also be at Lincoln Center in Davenport for various reading programs throughout the year, as well as the free children’s library being built.
“This year we got more of these miscellaneous books and we got more new books, brand new books. So it will go a long way to make children love, learn to love reading. We are therefore moving forward with our plans for our library and it will be ready to be opened at the end of July. And we got enough money to pay for the renovations that need to be done for that,” said Tracy Singleton, executive director of Lincoln Center.
Singleton hopes the book drive will continue to grow each year.
“I always see toys for toddlers and kids, people who just run around and help kids. My goal for all of this was for our book drive to be the same as Toys for Tots. And I think we’re getting there and the community continues to be supportive of our efforts in what we’re trying to do with literacy here in the Quad Cities, I just see it getting bigger and bigger,” Singleton said.
If you would like to donate books to “Cops N’ Kids” or any of Lincoln Center’s programs, you can drop off your donation Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lincoln Center in Davenport, located at 318 N 7th Street.
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