(Updated at 9 p.m.) A store on the H Street corridor is asking for book donations this weekend to help bring more reading opportunities to children who use a nearby recreation center.
The store, which opened in June, is looking for books for readers of all ages, said Aphra Adkins, who runs Akae with Seda Nak. Adkins noted, however, that many of the locals who visit the recreation center at 640 10th St. NE are 18 years old or younger.
“The center does a great job ensuring that everyone has a positive experience,” said Adkins, who is also the business manager of Sally’s Middle Name, which shares the same building as Akae. But the center has “a sad book collection,” she said.
“Anything is helpful,” Adkins said of book donations.
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