When Carol Svirsky read a recent Boston Globe article about homeless families living in a Waltham hotel, she could have just felt bad and moved on. Instead, the Waltham middle school teacher and Watertown resident decided to hold a book drive in both of her communities to create a library for the children. “I would say we got almost 400 books,” said Svirsky. “It was wonderful to see how Watertown and Waltham communities pulled together to collect books to keep kids reading over the summer.” Thanks to Svirky's drive, Kennedy Middle School assistant principal Kevin Gildea and the Home Suites Inn management, a library was set up in the hotel’s lobby. Svirsky said that on a recent visit, she saw a toddler reading an Eric Carle book, and an older boy reading a book from the Magic Tree House series.