Joint effort sends books to soldiers

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Collaboration between Blue Star Mothers and Otowi Station results in four vanloads of books

Otowi Station Bookstore and the Blue Star Mothers of America collected four vanloads of gently used books to send to U.S. servicemen, women and veterans.
“During the campaign, which started January 16, customers dropped off books in boxes, bags, and plastic tubs,” said Ellen Ben-Naim, coordinator of the project at Otowi Station.
Marla Griffith, Blue Star Mother and coordinator of the project in Los Alamos, said that she has made three trips to Albuquerque, where the books were sorted, packed and distributed.
“I’ll be making a final trip to Albuquerque soon. With all the books, the van is resting on its axle, so I’ll be in good shape if it snows,” she said.
Otowi Station is a full-service independent bookstore serving Los Alamos and the region. Located adjacent to the Bradbury Science Museum, the store also offers museum items, science-based toys, and an extensive collection of books related to the Manhattan Project and historical Los Alamos.