FOMPL hosts annual Give a Kid a Book campaign
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – For over 20 years the Friends of the Marshfield Public Library (FOMPL) has given thousands of books to children in the community through their annual “Give a Kid a Book” campaign, a program that has grown each year since its inception.
In 2018, over 1,600 books were delivered to 10 Marshfield service organizations to distribute to the children and families they serve. Last year’s recipients included Child Care Centers of Marshfield Medical Center, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Hannah Center; Marshfield Clinic Pediatrics, Child Life at Marshfield Medical Center, Shirley’s House of Hope, Soup or Socks, Tiny Tigers and Affiliates, Wood County Head Start, and YMCA Day Care and After School Services.
From mid-November through the end of December, FOMPL will collect new or gently used children’s books. Each book donated to Give a Kid a Book gives children the opportunity to experience the fun, excitement, adventure, and learning that reading brings.
Board and baby books, picture books, easy readers, and books for elementary, middle school and high school students are accepted. Books may be new or very gently used. This year picture books are especially needed.
Donations may be brought to the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library during November and December. Drop them off at the special Give a Kid a Book display or at the Circulation Desk and indicate that they are for the Give a Kid a Book. If you prefer, you may leave a monetary donation at the Circulation Desk and FOMPL will shop for you.
For more information about the program, you may contact the Children’s Department at the library.