It’s spring and time for Reader to Reader’s 3rd Annual Spring Book Extravaganza, which kicked off with a ceremony at Patrick Bowe Elementary School.
The annual event donates thousands of new children’s books to students attending elementary schools in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield and W. Springfield, Massachusetts.
This year’s Spring Book Extravaganza featured books by award-winning children’s author Stephanie Lisa Tara who donated 6,000 hard cover editions of her gorgeous books. The titles included: Snowy White World to Save, Little Library Mouse, I’ll Follow the Moon, and GWYNNE Fair & Shining.
"Our librarian is very excited,” says Samuel Karlin, principal at Bowe Elementary School in Chicopee, MA. “We are giving out the books during National Book Week and every kid will get to keep a new book. We thank Reader to Reader for making this possible.”
Author Stephanie Lisa Tara has received numerous accolades including the Mom’s Choice Award, DIY Award, Chocolate Lily Award, Golden Ink Award, and Books of Wonder. We are honored to have her books as the centerpiece of this year’s Spring Book Extravaganza.
In addition to Stephanie Lisa Tara we gratefully acknowledge our program sponsors: Chicopee Savings Bank, Comcast, and The Irene E. & George A. Davis Foundation.
Reader to Reader Founding Executive Director David Mazor with Berdie Thompson, Charitable Gifts Coordinator, Chicopee Savings Bank Charitable Foundation)