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Children's book collection set by Norwalk Leadership Institute

A collection of children's books is being organized for the holidays by the Norwalk Leadership Institute of the Norwalk Chamber of Commerce.

The book drive, called "Books at Bedtime," aims to promote reading among local children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade, according to organizers. The effort also will encourage parents to spend time reading with their children.

The Norwalk Leadership Institute is asking local businesses to consider collecting book through Jan. 20 for the project. Collection boxes will be provided, and the books can be dropped off at the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce or pickups can be arranged.

The books collected will be distributed to youngsters at an event planned at 6 p.m. Jan. 23 at the Stepping Stones Museum for Children.

For more information, call Ian Konecke at 203-744-2274, ext. 15.