Community Book Drive
Children's Books Wanted
6th Annual Community Book Drive
August 1 - September 20, 2017
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church is collecting books this year for the annual Community Book Drive! Our collection will begin immediately and books can be dropped off in boxes located in the Sunshine Room. Please bring in new or gently used books, specifically for children between the ages of birth through eleven.
Why your books help:
- Providing books to children is a simple, effective, and inexpensive way to promote language and literacy growth.
- Research shows that reading aloud to kids is THE single most important act that you can do to help a child prepare for learning and reading.
- The number of words that a child knows upon entering Kindergarten is a key predictor of his/her future success.
The Community Book Drive is a partnership of Hagerstown Area Religious Council, The Rotary Clubs of Hagerstown, and United Way of Washington County, FedEx, and the Washington County Early Childhood Advisory Council. Books are distributed to local organizations and schools for use in literacy programs and for at-risk children to take home. More than 58,000 books have been distributed in the last 5 years through this effort. The goal for this year is 15,000 children’s books.
Thank you for your help with this community project!