Get rid of old textbooks and support literacy programs

Starting April 23, the Golden Key International Honour Society is having a book drive called Better World Books. The books will help support literacy programs around the world.

“This program can help make a better world via the books we take for granted, our used textbooks,” said Wil Christe, president of the Kent State chapter of the Golden Key International Honour Society.

The boxes will be located in: Tri-Towers, Twin Towers, Eastway Center, Stopher Hall, Johnson Hall, Business Administration Building, Taylor Hall and the Student Center.

This year, Better World Books is supporting the Books for Africa campaign. The books donated can sent to Africa but some will go to support literacy programs in Akron.

Last year, the organization collected approximately 680 books. Textbooks are preferred, but any book will be accepted. Boxes will be removed the last Friday of finals week.

“On more than one occasion in my first year at Kent, I sold a book I paid $100 for and got less than $20,” Christe said. “Sure, you could sell them online, but this is a great cause that really helps people. It requires very little effort. Just walk up to one of the boxes with a book in your hand and let go. You’ll be helping someone you don’t even know more than you could imagine.”

-Emily Andrews