Submitted to OnFocus – Friends of the Marshfield Public Library (FOMPL) is going forward once again with its Give a Kid a Book campaign to promote children’s literacy and to foster the love of books and reading.
For over 20 years FOMPL has collected donations of children’s books to distribute to Marshfield organizations that serve children and families so that every child in the community has the opportunity to experience the fun, excitement, adventure, and learning that reading brings.
In 2019 nearly 1,900 books were collected and distributed to 18 local organizations including numerous child care centers as well as Child Life at Marshfield Children’s Hospital, Marshfield Medical Center Pediatrics Department, Hannah Center, PDC Orenda, Shirley’s House of Hope, Soup or Socks, Alternative High School, Wood County Head Start, and Youth Net.
From mid-November through the end of December, FOMPL will collect new or gently used children’s books. Board and baby books, picture books, easy readers, and books for elementary, middle school and high school students are all accepted. If your organization is looking for a local charity to support, consider Give a Kid a Book.
Donations may be brought to the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library from mid-November through the end of December. Drop your donation in the large, secure red collection box in the library or leave it at the Circulation Desk and indicate that it is for Give Kid a Book. If you prefer, you may leave a monetary donation at the Circulation Desk and FOMPL will shop for you.
Extra precautions are in place to ensure a safe 2020 Give a Kid a Book campaign. For more information about this program, you may contact the library.
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