The campus of Mohawk Valley Community College in Rome is holding a free book giveaway to promote literacy in homes.

The event is ongoing in the MVCC Plumley Complex. I found the books when I was visited a Lite 98.7 Office Hero at MVCC Student Services. I was even surprised to find a book about my hometown in Michigan called "The Other Side of the River."

About Marcy based Duffy Books in Homes USA

Yes, I did pick up a book to read and looking inside, it was stamped with "Duffy Books in Homes USA," a charity I'd never heard of. They were the group responsible for the book giveaway. Turns out, Duffy Books in Homes USA is located right here in Central New York, in Marcy.

The charity was founded in New Zealand and the US branch, which does book giveaways at schools in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, is based in Marcy. The charity has another CNY connection, they hold a fundraising 5K race in West Winfield.