Barnes & Noble Book Fairs Helping Local Children With Literacy

Early Learning Coalition Partners with Barnes & Noble Bookstores to Host Book Fairs
The Early Learning Coalition
The Early Learning Coalition
Oct. 22, 2010 - PRLog -- The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida (ELC) has partnered with Barnes & Noble Booksellers to host a book fair at all three local stores on November 20th.

The Fort Myers, Naples and Coconut Point Barnes & Noble locations will be participating both in store and online at Enter Bookfair ID 10274850 at checkout or tell the store clerk you are participating in the book fair. For Coalition supporters who cannot get to a Barnes and Noble Bookstore you may participate online by purchasing materials and entering the Bookfair ID number through November 25.  

In Fort Myers and Coconut Point the fair will be from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Naples from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m.  The day will include storytelling, face painting, cupcake decorating complete with sprinkle station, musical performances, and celebrity story time. This fun-filled event will provide a percentage of the store and online sales to benefit the Early Learning Coalition’s Literacy Buddy Program initiatives.

In existence for two years, the purpose of Literacy Buddies is to help young, pre-school aged children develop and excel in literacy. In the past year 1,100 children were matched with Literacy Buddies, who participate by sending three series of letters and books to a designated youngster.  There are currently 2,000 children ready for matching. For more information on the Literacy Buddies initiative or to download an application, please visit or email with your name, address, email and phone number.

The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida exists to enhance the quality of children's lives by providing families, early childhood educators, care-givers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, with opportunities to positively impact the future. For details on our many services or to donate, please visit or call (239) 267-4105.
Source:Samantha Scott
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