Service League to host book drive this Saturday


The Service League of Natchitoches will host a Book Drive for Reading on the River this Saturday, Jan. 16.

The book drive is being held as the City of Natchitoches observes “A Day of Service” in honor of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday Jan. 18. Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

Reading on the River is the Service League’s major Spring service project promoting literacy in the community. This year’s event will be Saturday, March 6.

“Last year, the Service League brought Reading on the River back after a brief hiatus and we were thrilled with the response from the community,” said Karen Lee committee chair. “We hope this Saturday’s book drive will help us collect enough books to serve more children at this year’s event.”

Donations may be made this Saturday, Jan. 16 from 8 a.m. – noon in front of the Prud’homme Rouquier House. The Service League is collecting used and new books from Early Childhood to Young Adult.

The Service League of Natchitoches, Inc., is an organization of women dedicated to helping those in need and supporting the cultural, historical, educational, and charitable endeavors of Natchitoches, thus enhancing the efficiency of community service.