Barnes & Noble Booksellers Book drive benefits YMCA of Greater Bergen County Happy Day Child Care Center

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Book drive benefits YMCA of Greater Bergen County Happy Day Childcare Center


Photo: Glenn MacAfee, Y Interim-CEO with Barnes & Noble Booksellers of The Shops at Riverside; John Alberga (Office of Business Development) and Chris Loffe (Store Manager) visit the YMCA of Greater Bergen County Happy Day Child care Center new children’s reading room! The Y children sang a couple of songs, showed off their favorite books and said a very loud, Thank You! Books were donated through a book drive held by Barnes & Noble Booksellers in December. 

In December the YMCA of Greater Bergen County was part of a book drive that was sponsored by Barnes & Noble Booksellers at The Shops at Riverside. Customers of Barnes and Noble were given an opportunity during the season of giving, to purchase a book to be donated to the YMCA.  “We were so happy to see the generosity of shoppers and Barnes & Noble. We received over 7 boxes of books.” said Julie Morrow, YMCA Communications, Development & Membership Director. “We redesigned our childcare reading area and now have a well-stocked reading room! We also received books for older children which we will use with our After School and Youth programs.” John Alberga, Barnes & Noble Office of Business Development and Chris Loffe, Store Manager stopped by to visit the childcare center and see the new reading room. The Y children sang a couple of songs, showed off their favorite books and said a very loud, Thank You!

For over 100 years, the YMCA of Greater Bergen County, located in an historic building in Hackensack, has been strengthening the foundations of the community, committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y provides high-quality, affordable programs for children, adolescents, adults and seniors. The Y offers something for nearly everyone, including child day care, summer camps, swimming, adult wellness center, senior programs, sports and arts. The YMCA of Greater Bergen County is a non-profit organization that welcomes people of all faiths, races, abilities, ages and incomes.

Contact the Y for more information and a free brochure at 201-487-6600, info@ymcagbc.org, www.ymcagbc.org, www.facebook.com/ymcagbc, and www.facebook.com/ymcagbccamp or visit us at 360 Main Street, Hackensack, NJ.

About the Y

The Y is one of the nation’s leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Across the U.S., 2,687 Ys engage 21 million men, women and children – regardless of age, income or background – to nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the nation’s health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in more than 10,000 communities, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. www.ymca.net