ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Children in the Rockford area have new reading material for over the Winter break, thanks to Transform Rockford.
Books were delivered to the Beyer Early Learning Center pre-school, at 333 15th Avenue, this morning.
The books were donated by community members, organizations and book stores.
The books will go to seven city elementary schools and learning centers.
Organizers hope the gifts will encourage parents to set aside time every day to read with their students.
“We thought this would be a great time at the Winter break, to give books to students and let them know that the community really values reading,” said Transform Rockford’s Executive Director, David Sidney. “We love reading, and we want to encourage them to read too and read over the holiday breaks.”
This was the second year of Transform Rockford’s book drive.
On Friday, students at Lewis Lemon Elementary will receive a book donation.
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