On April 17, Barnes and Noble Altoona was presented with a plaque in appreciation of its support of the 2016 Toys for Tots Campaign. Barnes and Noble collected more than 3,400 books for its holiday book drive, which benefited the local chapter of Toys for Tots. The book fair event was held on Dec. 3. Shown are (from left): front row — Lisa Sprankle (assistant store manager), Beverly Auerbeck (cafe manager), Staff Sgt. Diego F. Rojas Silva, Staff Sgt. Mehmet S. Bayar, Belinda Ott (store manager) and Kelly Reese (merchandise manager; back row — Kelly Bowman (assistant store manager), Ron Huber (receiving manager) and Tina Palazzi (merchandise manager).