Sacramento County probation officials are asking for book donations as they seek to build up the library at juvenile hall.
A new library opened at the hall, formally known as the Youth Detention Facility, this summer. The goal is to promote reading, improve literacy and provide youth with resources to help them prepare for the transition back into the community, according to the Probation Department.
Officials are asking for new or gently used books appropriate for youths between ages 11 and 17, but they note that reading levels vary from kindergarten to college. They are interested in classic literature, textbooks, fiction and nonfiction.
Donations can be dropped off at the juvenile hall visiting center, 4136 Branch Center Road in Sacramento, between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. any day of the week.
For more information about how to donate, contact Tydamika Sasser at (916) 875-0566 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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