The Madison Reading Project delivers 35,000 books to children, educators, and caregivers as part of this year’s Summer Reading Program. Since schools remained closed the Madison Reading Project decided to partner with other platforms to provide books for children this summer.
A press release issued on Monday revealed that 12,000 local children got books via the Madison Reading Project’s collaboration with community organizations such as Reach Dane, Boys/Girls Club of Dane County, Madison School & Community Recreation’s Art Cart, and elementary schools for family pick-up.
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Children need access to books these days, not only so they stay entertained as isolation is recommended, but they allow children to continue building on their literacy skills and growing their brains. Books give children new knowledge, entertainment, empowerment, and can help keep them out of trouble!Jannyce Rodriguez-Duverge, a member of the Project’s board
The Madison Reading project delivers the books to the organizations donates home hygiene supplies and packages of food from other nonprofits in exchange
This project plans to launch a new campaign in some day’s time to raise funds to purchase 10,000 books for teachers across Dane County as many educators expressed that tight budgets have prevented them from getting new books for students.