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First Book-Metro Atlanta Provides 7,375 New Books to Local Literacy Programs Serving Children

First Book-Metro Atlanta announced today that 7,375 new books will be given to 13 literacy programs that serve children in need in the five county Metro Atlanta area.

 
PRLog - Dec. 17, 2012 - ATLANTA -- Atlanta, GA–First Book-Metro Atlanta announced today that 7,375 new books will be donated to  13 literacy programs that serve Metro Atlanta’s  children in need.   Organizations receiving books include Girls, Inc. of Greater Atlanta, Forever Family Inc., Beyond the Bell, Wonderful Days Preschool, Inc., Clarkston Family Resource Center, Cornerstone Academy, Literacy Volunteers of Atlanta, Friends of Refugees, Hickory Hills Elementary After School Program, Next Generation Focus, Lake Forest Elementary K9 Kids Program, International Community School,  and City of Atlanta Centers of Hope.

Each child will receive several books to start their own home libraries so 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.

Bonnie Fantauzza of the Lake Forest K9 Program explains that their goal is to, “help children become life-long readers by reading daily at home, involving parents in the reading process, increasing the self-confidence of the early emergent reader and reinforcing language skills.” First Book Metro Atlanta will provide them with age-appropriate books to help them achieve that goal.  

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, and has helped to bring more than 40,000 new books to over 8,000 children in the five-county Metro Atlanta area since 2005.  

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.

Contact:

Jorgelina Striedinger

First Book-Metro Atlanta      

404-409-3055        

metroatlanta@firstbook.org

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