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Events Mon Dec 03 2007

Event Spotlight: Rock for Reading & Open Books Sort-A-Thon

On Saturday, Rock for Reading and Open Books are holding their inagural Grand Sort-A-Thon. Rock for Reading is a non-profit organization that fights the rising trend of illiteracy by providing communities with the tools and incentives needed to promote the love of reading. They raise awareness through concernts and benefits and award grants, among other activities. Open Books is Chicago's first non-profit literarcy bookstore -- the proceeds of the store go toward funding adult and family literacy programs. Together, the two have over 10,000 children's books that need to be sorted for distribution and they need your help to get it done. If you can't stay to sort, you can also donate your own books or donate food and drink to keep the hardworking sorters going. The sorting starts at 10am at the Open Books Warehouse, 600 N. Albany Ave. Call 773-209-6878 for more information.

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