Hooked on Books for Kids Recieves 40,000 New Books

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Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 at 12:36 PM

Hooked on Books for Kids, an organizationthat distributes books in Erie County, will hold a press conference on July  8 at Abiding Hope Lutheran Church regarding the grant of 40,000 new Disney/ Hyperion books by First Book of Washington D.C., an organization that serves the same purpose nation wide. 

The organization invites teachers and non-profit organizations to apply to receive free books from this grant (Those interested must apply by Sept. 15)

"The quantity of brand new books the organization will be receiving is unprecedented and will enhance Hooked on Books for Kids' presence and role in the fight for literacy," said Hooked on Books for Kids' president Dean Baldwin. "We look forward to sending each of these 40,000 brand new books home with the area's young readers."

Hooked on Books for Kids, an organization based in Erie County, has given away over 270,000, with the help of Erie County's schools and non-profit organizations, to youth in need since its founding in 1990.

Based in Washington D.C., First Book was founded in 1992 with the intention of providing children in need, in the U.S. and Canada, with new books, averageing over 35,000 books every day. 

Parties interested should head to the organization's website. Interested parties in the area including Erie, Crawford, Warren, and Ashtabula Counties should register here by Sept.15, 2014 for eligibility. 

Volunteers to sort through books before their distribution are being sought by Hooked on Books for Kids (Contact them here) on Oct 8 and 9 at the Shred-X Warehouse at 2952 West 22 Street, Erie, PA. Distribution will take place Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The press conference will take place in the 54 street parking lot of Abiding Hope Lutheran Church (5312 Peach Street) In Millcreek on July 8, 2014 at 2 p.m.

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