Angelo State University will host a Give More HUGS Book Signing event on Thursday, April 7, starting at 11 a.m. in the northwest corner on the first floor of the Porter Henderson Library, 2025 S. Johnson St.

courtesy ASU

The Give More HUGS (Helping Unite Giving Souls) nonprofit organization collects donated children’s books to be given to Title 1 schools in West Texas and New York that have large low-income student populations. The ASU campus community and the public are invited to help sign and write inspirational messages and quotes inside the book covers to encourage the young readers. Donations of new or used children’s books will also be accepted.

ASU alum Christopher McGilvery is the founder and executive director of Give More HUGS. He will be on hand for the book signing, along with representatives of the Porter Henderson Library, San Angelo Police Department, San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and the Teacher Store, as well as students in ASU’s chapters of the Alpha Chi and Phi Kappa Phi national honor societies.

The book drive and ASU signing event are part of the Give More HUGS BookShare program that helps provide books to low-income students in Texas, New York, Connecticut, Dominica and the Dominican Republic.

More details on the Give More HUGS organization are available at