Book drive for Reading Program, Jan. 8-26

 BRIDGEPORT - As part of the Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Make A Difference Day” the Washington Reading Corps at Bridgeport Elementary School will be doing a book drive for the next three weeks, Jan. 8-26. The books will for our “borrowing barrels” and need to be new or slightly used. We need books for our first and second graders to be able to check them out to take home for a few days at a time so they can practice their reading skills. I will put a box outside the office at the elementary school for drop off from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. for donations.
   A lot of our students who are learning to read and write cannot get to the public library during the hours it is open. This gives our struggling readers another chance to have books available. This is especially important for our kids who are learning English as a second language.
   Washington Reading Corps members volunteer at the schools to help children become better readers. We work with students from kindergarten through 6th. grade. We also try to involve the families in our programs and are always in need of more volunteers (this includes grandparents), so come check us out.
   If you have any questions, please call Molly at (509) 449-2009 (English only).  You can learn more about this program through the Employment Security Department at  1-800-942-2677.

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