Gaithersburg Book Festival Partners with Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa for 2015 Children’s Book Drive

SOURCE: Gaithersburg City of Maryland

Posted: December 01, 2015 Gaithersburg Book Festival For the second year in a row, the Gaithersburg Book Festival will partner with Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa for a holiday children’s book drive. “We had a fabulous response to our first holiday drive in 2014, and we are hoping to see participation in the book drive grow this holiday season,” said Jud Ashman, Festival chair and mayor of the City of Gaithersburg. “We want to give our kids the gift of literacy. By providing new books to children in need, we can help boost children’s interest in and love of reading. We are delighted to continue this initiative.” “Books are gifts that keep giving – they help our kids strengthen their reading skills and stretch their imaginations. Watching our kids delight in a story and seeing their eyes light up with the treasure of learning could not be more rewarding,” said Kay Hechler, owner of Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa, which also will donate one copy of each of the requested titles to the book drive. Participation is easy! Visit the Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa. Select from a list of sample titles available in the store. Pay for your selections. The spa will order the selected titles through Politics & Prose Bookstore and deliver the books to the Gaithersburg Book Festival committee, which is working with the City of Gaithersburg Holiday Giving program and Stephanie Brant, principal at Gaithersburg Elementary School, to ensure the books get distributed to Gaithersburg community families in need. Everyone who donates a book will receive a hand decorated bookmark* or gift tag* (decorated by a child from Gaithersburg), a coupon from the Kentlands Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa for free aromatherapy (a $10 value) during a massage or $10 off an Exceptional Facial, and be entered in a drawing to win a free massage or facial. *While supplies last! Donation Location: Hand and Stone Massage and Facial Spa 217 Kentlands Boulevard Gaithersburg, MD 20878 (between Giant Food and Kmart) Tel: 301-527-8663 Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Requested Books: “Astronaut Academy” by Dave Roman “Brown Girl Dreaming” by Jacqueline Woodson “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney “Doll Bones” by Holly Black “Dragons Beware” by Jorge Aguirre “El Deafo” by CeCe Bell “Flora & Ulysses” by Kate DiCamillo “Giants Beware” by Jorge Aguirre “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss “Hi! Fly Guy” by Ted Arnold “Little Robot” by Ben Hatke “A Long Walk to Water” by Linda Sue Park “One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss “Out of My Mind” by Sharon M. Draper “Percy Jackson Lightning Thief” by Rick Riordan “We Are in a Book (Elephant & Piggie)” by Mo Willem “When You Reach Me” by Rebecca Stead “Zeus” by George O’Connor “Zita the Spacegirl” by Ben Hatke

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