Summer reading, in our opinion, is vital to a student’s success in school. All children need to be encouraged and given the tools to read each and every day during their summer vacation.
In many states, budget shortfalls have led to a drastic shortening of library hours. I wonder how this impacts children that do not have book collections at home or that do not have sufficient money to purchase books new.
As you may know, we are having a book release party on June 14th for our new, TOP SECRET book! We’ve decided to take this party one step further.
Recently, we acquired several hundred children’s books from a library that were going to be recycled. While recycling is awesome, it made my heart ache just a bit to think about all these books… books that are in fine condition… just going away. So, we thought, “why not recycle these… in a different way?”
Thus was born the Spectacular Summer Book Swap! Here is the deal: all children are welcome to come and receive a few books from our rescued stash. And, if families have gently used books that they’d like to grant a second life, they are welcome to bring those and share them with other students at this event on June 14th!
The Bottom Line: every kid is going to be walking away with several books that are new to them, which will allow them to continue working on their reading skills all summer long.
If this all happens to be a success, we will do it again next year… and maybe even expand it to include both authors’ home towns. In fact, I would like to see these spring up in towns all across the country.
Here is the official invitation:
If you live in the Detroit area, or have friends or family there, please share this information with them.
Talk to you soon!
Nick and Joe
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