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Cranford Library collecting Pennies for Peace | NJ.com

CRANFORD, New Jersey  — Once again this year the Cranford Public Library will honor the legacy of Abraham Lincoln in a special way by collecting Lincoln Pennies for Peace. During February and March library patrons are encouraged to donate their pennies, which will be collected at the main desk of the library. The pennies will go to build school libraries in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

The original Pennies for Peace was conceived by students in a Wisconsin elementary school in 1996. Since then, more than 16 million pennies have been collected by more than 700 schools in all 50 states, including more than 10 million pennies in the past year. New Jersey libraries collected more than $14,000 in pennies in 2010.

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