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First Book-Metro Atlanta Provides 1,950 New Books to Local Literacy Programs Serving Children

First Book-Metro Atlanta announced today that 1,950 new books will be given to 3 literacy programs that serve Metro Atlanta children in need. Programs include Communities in Schools, Gate City Day Nursery , and Scottdale Child Development, Inc

May 19, 2011 - PRLog -- Atlanta, GA– May 20th, 2011  – First Book-Metro Atlanta announced today that 1,950 new books will be given to 3 literacy programs that serve Metro Atlanta children in need.  Programs include Communities in Schools, Gate City Day Nursery Association, and Scottdale Child Development & Family Resource Center, Inc.   Each child will receive one book every two months for a year, which enables the children to start their own home libraries they can share with their siblings and families. They will also receive a bookplate on which to place their names celebrating the importance of book ownership.

“The impact of First Book- Metro Atlanta grant for Scottdale Child Development Center program has been the opportunity to stress the importance of reading at school and home,” stated Barbara D. Clay, Center Director. “The grant has also assisted in building a stronger literacy component into our program with parental involvement.  The parents have expressed their appreciation of receiving a book a month for their child.”

Additional literacy programs in the Metro Atlanta area have received First Book grants..  First Book-Metro Atlanta is part of First Book’s national network of volunteer-led Advisory Boards who provide new books to children in need in communities across the country. These book grants were made possible through local fundraising efforts by First Book-Metro Atlanta

About First Book-Metro Atlanta
First Book- Metro Atlanta, has been distributing books to programs serving children in need since 2005.  The First Book Advisory Board is comprised of individuals from the community representing organizations and businesses.  In 2010, First Book-Metro Atlanta distributed 5,000 books to children participating in programs including Forever Family, Inc., Women’s Resource Center to End Domestic Violence, Independence High School Parent Education Program, Girls Inc of Greater Atlanta, Clayton County Public Schools - Early Reading First PreK, and Refugee Family Services.    For more information or to get involved with First Book-Metro Atlanta please contact metroatlanta@firstbook.org. “Like” us on facebook to keep up with events.

About First Book
First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 80 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book please visit www.firstbook.org or call 866-393-1222.

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