Rotary Club of East Moline - Silvis to donate over 800 books


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Posted Online: Nov. 09, 2012, 12:53 pm
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Press release submitted by Rotary Club of East Moline – Silvis



EAST MOLINE, ILLINOIS – On November 19th members from the East Moline-Silvis Rotary Club will deliver more than 800 pre-school books and 6 book cases to the Project NOW – Head Start facility in East Moline, IL. Half of the books will stay in 5 Head Start classrooms and the other half will be for home visits given by Child Development Advocates from Project NOW Head Start. For many children this will be their very first book. In 2011, 94.5% of Head Start children were from families at or below the poverty level.
Early Childhood Literacy is critical to the success of a child's education. Rotarians work with children, parents, and educators to encourage and build reading skills at an early age. East Moline-Silvis Rotary members have invested a significant amount of time and thought into choosing their literacy project. Other than contributing financially to the Project NOW-Head Start literacy initiative, members engage in an active hands-on component of the project by making classroom visits and reading to children in the classrooms.
The value of the multiple partnerships that have been formed between local early childhood services and community libraries make the efforts of East Moline-Silvis Rotary that much more successful. "We want classrooms filled with wonderful exciting books for children and we want parents to read to their children with the books that are being left for the child after a home visit," said East Moline-Silvis President, Jay Morrow.
This literacy project was made possible by the Rotary Club of East Moline-Silvis, a District 6420 literacy grant and First Book.
Delivery of the books and bookcases will be on Monday, November 19th at 10:00 a.m. at Project NOW Head Start, 409 27th Street, East Moline, IL.




















 



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