Heather McEntee, director of Bossier Parish Libraries, said this is the first time they have opened all library branches as drop-off locations for the community-wide toy drive.
The idea for the toy drive, McEntee said, came from speaking with Tarsha Johnson, account executive for Cumulus Radio, about ways to give back this holiday season.
"Toys for Tots
is a fantastic way to give back to the community," McEntee
"We are giving toys to kids who may not get anything for Christmas."
Within five minutes of Thursday's kick-off event, the box outside of the central library was already filled to the top with toys.
"We're excited," McEntee
said the success Toys for Tots
has had in the past is a sign that there are still kindhearted, generous people in the community.
"People do care and they really like to give," McEntee
"I'm anticipating a high turnout for Toys for Tots
encourages everyone to add something extra to their shopping carts as they are out and about shopping this week.
"It just takes one toy.
That's it," McEntee