Book drive for young patients

Sep 13, 2017 @ 7:30 am. - Sep 22, 2017 @ 3:00 pm.

St. Anthony School 8th-grader Kali Spalding’s love for reading motivated her to launch a new book drive for young patients at Kapiolani Medical Center on Oahu.

“I hope, through my book drive, to comfort children that may find peace in the pages of a good book,” Spalding said. The book drive will conclude Sept. 22.

Donors are encouraged to drop off new books geared for middle and high school-age students between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday to Friday, at St. Anthony School. A specially marked box is located at the Science Quad near the main high school office for public donations.

Spalding’s goal is collect 500 books. Barnes & Noble bookstore has already contributed 250 books, Maui Wedding Flowers has donated 40 books, and Lowe’s on Maui has donated collection boxes.

Donors with more than 25 books are asked to contact Spalding prior to drop-off. Contact information is listed at