Volunteers collect donations for Ernie Bond Memorial Book Drive

Monday morning was a busy day  for volunteers of the Ernie Bond Memorial Book Drive.

Volunteers picked up dozens of boxes filled with books from pick-up sites throughout the county. Last month, community members kicked off this book drive in honor of Doctor Ernie Bond. He was a Salisbury University professor that specialized in children and young adult literature.

Salisbury community members are remembering him by making books more available to local youth.

"These will al go to agencies throughout the county that support children, whether it's life crisis,or the Joseph house, it will also go to the Judy centers locally, and will support our Wicomico County board of education," says Cathie Thomas.

Thomas who we just saw there tells us they anticipated receiving 2,000 books, but she estimates they've collected about 5,000.

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