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Lakeville's Community BookShelf Provides Families with Donated Gifts

Donations were collected, and delivery was on Friday, Dec. 14, to some very grateful friends.

The Community BookShelf—a local initiative to build relationships through literacy—is in the Christmas and holiday spirit.

On Dec. 13 and 14, neighbors and friends of the Community BookShelf were asked to bring treats and gift cards to distribute to Lakeville neighbors and families that the group got to know in the summer as a result of the group's visits with books, according to Sigrid Iverson, a Community BookShelf organizer.

Donations were collected, and delivery was on Friday, Dec. 14, to some very grateful friends.

Iverson said it is an attempt to get to know neighbors in Lakeville that are isolated by factors like economic and linguistic challenges, and to create community. 

"We distribute donated books to families about twice a month in the summer and like to keep in touch throughout the school year," Iverson told Patch in an email.

Check out the Community BookShelf website or Facebook for ways to help or to create a bookshelf in your community.

Community BookShelf serves Sunny Acres in Burnsville, Lakeville Commons and ,Queen Anne Courts in Lakeville and partners with the Lakeville Rotary, Atlas Shipping, Project FoodPatchand the Lakeville Area Public School District.

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