Monday, May 19, 2014

Reader to Reader Donates Thousands of New Books to Springfield-Area Schools

Reader to Reader, an Amherst-based literacy organization, is donating 15,000 ​new ​children’s books to schools in the Springfield, Massachusetts area. 

The book donation is part of the organization’s annual Spring Book Extravaganza, which donates books to schools in Chicopee, Holyoke, Springfield, and W. Springfield, Massachusetts.

“We are so excited to give out these books to children in our district’s schools,” said Samuel Karlin, principal at Belcher Elementary in Chicopee. “Reader to Reader has a long history 
​o​f helping our schools.”

​"Getting books into the hands of children is what our organization is all about,"​ says David Mazor, Reader to Reader's executive director. "We love to see the smiles on their faces when they learn they get to keep the books."

Reader to Reader's Spring Book Extravaganza is sponsored by the Xeric Foundation, Chicopee Savings Bank, and the F.I.S.H. Foundation, Inc.

No comments: