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H Street NE Shop Seeks Books to Help Recreation Center Library

by Andrew Ramonas — September 14, 2015 at 4:40 pm 0

Children's books (Photo via Flickr/Lydia Liu)

(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.

Akae at 1320 H St. NE will accept gently used books for the Sherwood Recreation Center from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, during the H Street Festival.

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.

Photo via Flickr/Lydia Liu

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