Royer’s ‘Bouquets for Books’ to benefit York County libraries

Royer's Bouquets for Books 2013

From left, Deb Chrisley, store manager at Royer’s West York store; and Karen Hostetter, community relations coordinator with York County Libraries, pose with some of the 1,296 books donated in 2012. The 2013 program runs Nov. 1-9. (SUBMITTED)

Donate a book, receive a bouquet.

Royer’s Flowers and Gifts’ “Bouquets for Books” kicks off Friday and runs through Nov. 9. The annual book drive, which runs in York, Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster and Lebanon counties, encourages community members to donate a new book to their local library.

For each book, donors receive a free bouquet of flowers, up to three per family per visit.

The program has collected more than 10,800 books in its seven years, according to a press release. Here’s what York County Libraries is looking for this year:

York County Libraries
Caldecott or Newberry award winners
Board books
Lego books
Holiday books
“Wimpy Kids” titles by Jeff Kinney
Board books with flaps, touchy spots and moveable parts
“How to Heal a Broken Wing” by Graham
“More More More said the Baby” by Williams
“Stand Tall, Molly Lou Mellon” by Lovell
“The OK Book” by Rosenthal
“Chicken Big” by Graves
“Baby Cakes” by Wilson
“Little Blue Truck” by Schertle

For details on the program or to view other county libraries’ wish lists, visit

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