Give a Kid a Book campaign begins
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Friends of the Marshfield Public Library’s annual campaign to promote children’s literacy is underway.
The Give a Kid a Book program has grown every year since its inception. Last year more than 1,400 children’s books were delivered to local service organizations to distribute to the children and families they serve, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, the Child Care Center of Saint Joseph’s Hospital and Marshfield Clinic, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin – Community Services Division, Frederic Ozanam Transitional Shelter, Hannah Center, Marshfield Clinic Pediatrics Department, Ministry Saint Joseph’s Children’s Hospital, Shirley’s House of Hope, Soup or Socks, Tiny Tigers Intergenerational Learning Center and affiliates, Wood County Head Start, and the YMCA.
Donations of new or gently used children’s books may be brought to the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library through the end of December. Drop them off at the special Give a Kid a Book display or at the circulation desk. Board and baby books, picture books, beginning readers, and books for elementary through high school students are all accepted. Monetary donations to Give a Kid a Book may also be left at the circulation desk.
For additional information about Give a Kid a book, contact the children’s department at the library.