Hooked on Books for Kids Recieves 40,000 New Books

Category:  BloggERy
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.

Erie Reader: Vol. 7, No. 10
Now Available — Pick It Up Today

CURRENT

The day after Erie’s mayoral primary election

14-year-old Alton Northup's thinking is progressive and something worth listening to. 

Who will win, and who should win, as mayoral momentum mounts

Leader - ship

The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival provides music and art for the community.

IN THIS ISSUE

Who will win, and who should win, as mayoral momentum mounts

Leader - ship

The Downtown Edinboro Art & Music Festival provides music and art for the community.

Basement Transmissions comes to the rescue amidst library renovations.

The cohesiveness of Jensen & Three Sharks is on full display on this debut album. 

Edinboro’s Happy Mug Coffee stirs up warm feelings.

Freedom to be screwed

Signals Midwest grace the stage of Basement Transmissions again, but at its new location. 

Can you visit more than 15 Erie art locations in three hours during Erie Art Museum’s next Gallery Night?

Country music superstar and all-around national treasure Willie Nelson continues to make great music