Posted Friday, November 18th, 2011

The Morris County Library is collecting new children’s books that will be distributed to needy youngsters this holiday season.

It is part of the New Jersey State Library Association’s “Books for Kids” drive.

New books for infants through teens may be dropped off at the library through Dec. 2. The reading material will then be distributed to children and teens of area families who have limited access to books.

The Morris County Library is located at 30 East Hanover Avenue in Whippany, and it is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. except Thanksgiving, Nov. 24, when the library will be closed; Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

More information about the library’s “Books for Kids” drive may be obtained by calling the library at 973-285-6980.