In 2014, 933 books were placed in 16 local agencies including WIC, Public Housing Authority, Christian County Jail (yes, children often accompany adults who visit those who are incarcerated), Boys & Girls Clubs, CC Health Department, CC Courthouse Lobby.
Thanks to Pierian Book Club and the local chapter of DAR, we have received hundreds of adult fiction/non- fiction titles to shelve with the books for the children who need to see their parents reading: "Children are made Readers on the laps of their parents."
This plea however, is for CHILDREN'S BOOKS. Perhaps your children, grandchildren, neighbor children are ready to part with books outgrown; is an over-loaded bookcase begging for extra room for those new books I hope your little ones received for Christmas?
If you and yours have new or gently-read children's books to donate to this ongoing project, please call the Literacy Council Office, 270-962-7114 or 886-8308 to arrange for a collection. The Literacy Council office is on the second floor of the beautiful and historic CC Courthouse on Main Street, and you are welcome to ride the smooth elevator for a visit. The council is a non-profit 501-c3 agency and happily will provide you with a receipt.