The Junior League of Oakland-East Bay Inc. is collecting new and gently used books for ages pre-K to 14 until Oct. 28 for FamiliesFirst in Concord. This is one step in the efforts of the league to create a library for the nonprofit organization, whose mission is to better the lives of children through prevention, intervention, treatment and advocacy. Monetary donations are also welcome and will be used toward the purchase of books.
People can drop off donations at Rakestraw Books in Danville plus purchase books for FamiliesFirst and receive a 20 percent discount off books purchased for this cause. Prior to starting the transaction, let them know the books are for FamiliesFirst via Junior League, and Rakestraw requests cash or check. The store will hold the books for delivery.