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Town House Books & Café in St. Charles to donate to at-risk youth's book club

Purchases on Sept. 4 to write new chapter at Kane County Juvenile Justice Center

ST. CHARLES – Town House Books & Café in St. Charles will donate 20 percent of purchases made on Giving Tuesday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 4 to the Kane County Juvenile Justice Center's newly formed book club.

The gift includes merchandise and café sales, a news release stated. Town House Books & Café is at 105 N. Second Ave. For more information, call the bookstore at 630-584-8600 or the café at 630-584-8603 or visit townhousebooks.com.

A mission of the JJC, a pre-trial detention facility for youth between the ages of 10 and 21, is to provide a secure, educationally conducive environment.

The vision of the JJC Book Club is to use literature to awaken and inspire the young people to their full potential and to give them the tools to pursue education and follow a positive new life path. It is hoped that the book club will help engage young minds with the gift of current literature. The club meets once a week and is facilitated by a volunteer and a JJC teacher.

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