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Buddy Book Bins come to town

The Women’s Leadership Council (WLC) of the United Way of Otter Tail County is currently seeking donations of new or lightly used, clean, appropriate books for its Buddy Book Bins project.

Books can range from board and picture books for infants, toddlers and preschoolers through children’s early-reading chapter books.

The Buddy Book Bins program is the newest project implemented by the WLC. Buddy Book Bins are crates placed at businesses and other popular locations throughout Otter Tail County. They are supplied with new and lightly used books for children birth to age eight.

Children can borrow the books as they wait, or take them home if it becomes a beloved favorite. There is no cost for the children to participate in this project or for the crate sites to host a Buddy Book Bins crate.

Donation totes are located at:

-United Way office, Perham

-Boys and Girls Club of the Perham Area

-Heart of the Lakes Elementary, Perham

-Goodman’s Supermarket, Vergas

-Nootzie’s Café, Dent

-Carr’s Supermarket, Ottertail

-Trinity Lutheran Church, NY Mills

-NY Mills Elementary School

For more information or make a donation, call the United Way office at 218-770-9406 or go to