Royer’s ‘Bouquets for Books’ collects 1,452 new children’s books for area public libraries

Pushes nine-year total to just shy of 14,000
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Lancaster County

From left, Renee Christiansen, youth services manager, Library System of Lancaster County, and Cheryl Brill, vice president of retail operations, Royer’s Flowers & Gifts. The books were collected at Royer’s Lancaster West, Lancaster North, Ephrata, Leola and Columbia stores.

LEBANON, Pa. (Nov. 18, 2014) – Royer’s Flowers & Gifts’ annual “Bouquets for Books” event collected 1,452 new children’s books for public libraries in the six counties where the company operates.

The book drive, which ran Nov. 1-8, asked customers to donate new children’s books in exchange for a free bouquet, up to three per family per visit.

Here are the libraries and the number of books presented to them:

  • Berks County Public Libraries: 241
  • Cumberland County Library System: 158
  • Dauphin County Library System: 130
  • Hershey Public Library (independent): 125
  • Lebanon County Libraries: 182
  • Library System of Lancaster County: 309
  • York County Library System: 307

In its nine years, Bouquets for Books has collected nearly 14,000 books for the libraries. Based in Lebanon, Royer’s ( has 17 stores in Berks, Cumberland, Dauphin, Lancaster, Lebanon and York counties. Sister company Stephenson’s Flowers & Gifts has one store in Harrisburg. ###