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When Book’em hosts a book drive this week, the “drive” part is literal.

In addition to the collecting of children’s books that runs Sept. 21-26, Book’em has planned a car parade on Sept. 26, where supporters can drive through to donate children’s books to the childhood literacy organization.

Either way, if you have children’s books that your children or grandchildren have outgrown, this is a great way to give them new life in the name of literacy.

The festive drop-off book drive is a first-time event, and it will take place 9-11 a.m. in the Nashville Public Television parking lot at 161 Rains Ave. It also includes a car decorating contest.

Julie Greenberg with the Book’em’s Congregation Micah Book Drive. (Photo: Submitted Photo)

Book’em Executive Director Melissa Spradlin said after seeing drive-by birthday parties and graduation celebrations during the ongoing pandemic, her team came up with this drive-thru car