The Goddard School (www.goddardschool.com) in Auburn, MA along with 11 other locations throughout Boston, is holding a book drive through Friday, March 4.

The preschoolers are hosting a charity book drive with the goal of collecting 12,000 books for Reach Out and Read’s MGH (Mass. General Hospital) Chelsea Location – a local nonprofit that gives young children a foundation for success by incorporating books into pediatric care and encouraging families to read aloud together.

Studies have shown that giving children access to age-appropriate books and reading aloud to children are essential for developing language and reading skills, and being read to as a young child is one of the strongest predictors of success in school and in life. More about Reach Out and Read Here: http://www.reachoutandread.org/about-us/

The community is invited to drop off their book donations at the Auburn school or their nearest Goddard School location, which can be found here: http://www.goddardschool.com/locations?search=boston,%20ma.