Those calling Reynolds Hall home on the Western Carolina University campus are shy of meeting a book-drive goal for Smokey Mountain Elementary School.
The goal is to have 1,000 books by Nov. 17 for delivery to children on Nov. 18, said Jean Bowen, a Reynolds resident assistant and a WCU senior majoring in elementary education. The tally as of Nov. 10, stood at approximately 600, Bowen said.
“The more books we have, the better variety the students can choose from,” Bowen said. Organizers are requesting new and used books or money for books. A bin outside of Reynolds Hall, on the upper portion of the WCU campus, is set up for book collection, and project organizers also will pick up books.