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Book fair to benefit Drake Adult Literacy Program

February 1, 2010
News PhotoMore adult readers will benefit from Drake University's Adult Literacy Center, thanks to a book fair on Friday, Feb. 5, at Barnes and Noble in West Des Moines.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at 4550 University Ave.

Proceeds from the book fair will help support the program in Drake's School of Education.

"We have 70 volunteer tutors meet one-on-one with new adult readers at the Adult Literacy Center," said Anne Murr, coordinator of the center. "With community support, these learners expand their lives in ways most of us take for granted. Contributions help volunteers invest in the community, one life at a time."

To help support the program, customers can present a special flier at the time of their purchase to show that they want to assist the Adult Literacy Center. Volunteers will hand out the fliers at the event.

Before leaving the store, shoppers may also stop by the Adult Literacy Center's table to offer a good-will donation.

The Drake Adult Literacy Center's  mission is to improve literacy among adults, resulting in enhanced self-esteem, daily living and life-long learning.

For more information, contact the center at 515-271-3982 or anne.murr@drake.edu.