A book drive by the Charleston Gold Dome Lions club is part of a national effort to encourage literacy.
The Gold Dome Lions are partnering with the Shoney's location on Kanawha Boulevard for the book drive, said Jim McMillion, president of the Charleston club.
The book drive is part of the Lions Club International initiative Reading Action Program, or RAP, which aims to increase literacy and access to learning resources.
McMillion said Shoney's manager Ray Runion agreed to place a receptacle for patrons to drop of books in the lobby. The book drive will run through June 22.
Following the conclusion of the book drive, McMillon said the books would be collected and donated to libraries, literacy organizations and other charitable facilities where readers of all ages and walks of life will use them.
"The beautiful thing about donated books is that they can find the eyes of so many people," McMillion said.For more information on RAP, visit www.lionsclub.org