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Vale holiday drive seeks gift books for kids

By John L. Braese

The Enterprise

A book drive underway through the Vale Elementary School library seeks to brighten local kids' holidays.

VALE – “I don’t have any books at home.”

Vale Elementary School librarian Patty Faw has heard this time and again from students.

In the age of electronics and cell phones, many children simply wish to wake up Christmas morning with the gift of a book wrapped and ready to open. Unfortunately, for many, that Christmas wish may not happen.

Faw is determined to change that. She and others in the community are working to make a book a reality for each child wanting one. The Children’s Book Drive is collecting books for Christmas morning.

“I am on the Treasure Valley Community College library board and this is something . . .