Homewood Suites and Books for Kids to Open Library

Tomorrow (July 18) is the grand opening of a Books for Kids library at the Hanley Head Start Center on Spottswood in East Memphis. Its purpose is to provide low-income children access to new, age-appropriate books.

This is the second opening in Memphis of a Books for Kids library, a joint project with extended stay hotel brand Homewood Suites by Hilton. Homewood Suites has contributed to three other openings elsewhere and is helping Books for Kids expand nationally. Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell and other dignitaries will be on hand at the opening from 1:45 to 3 p.m.

Books for Kids' mission is to provide resources for preschool-age children and their families. The organization has opened more than 70 libraries with about 25,000 books. Homewood Suites has more than 300 hotels and 80 in development.

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