The PTSA is hosting a children's book drive at Daniel Warren Elementary School to help enrich the literary lives of children who are less fortunate around the world. Students and their families are encouraged to donate their gently used books and drop them off on the table in the entryway through March 3.

“We stress the importance of peace and friendship at Daniel Warren and this is a way for our students to learn about helping others as a beginning to the concept of community service,” Principal Jane Scheinman said.

The books will be donated to the Darien Book Aid, a local charity that will distribute them to schools and libraries worldwide. The all-volunteer organization seeks to build a foundation of peace through the free distribution of books.

“Last year we donated more than 1,200 books,” Scheinman said. “We are trying to beat that number this year.”