Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lots of books for incoming kindergartners in Westbrook, Maine

All incoming kindergartners in the Westbrook, Maine school system will receive a free book during kindergarten screenings later this month thanks to a donation of 250 brand new books by Reader to Reader.

The United Way of Greater Portland runs the initiative, which aims to improve kindergarten readiness and get kids excited about starting school.

As a native Mainer herself, Reader to Reader's Kat Libby was happy to deliver the books to Karen Stephenson, Director of Volunteer Engagement last Friday (both pictured below.) Karen expressed her gratitude in a recent email: “Thank you so much for all of these beautiful books! I can’t wait to show them to the Literacy Specialists. They’ll be so excited to share them with the kids. I can’t tell you what this means to us.”

Happy reading to the brand-new kindergarteners, and future college Class of 2031!

Funding for our support of Maine comes from the Stephen & Tabitha King Foundation and the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.

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