This week Velocity of Books visited the Edinboro Kiwanis and the Erie Kiwanis Clubs. We shared the history and success of Velocity of Books. More importantly:
-Edinboro Club has a program in which they give pocket dictionaries to third graders
- They read to elementary school students
- They learned that the Erie Youth Center is an organization which will take their remainder books after events
- They now know that they can access thousands of free books directly from Discover Books
Erie Kiwanis Club told us how there's a stationary bus full of free books, which people are welcome to come take. Erie Club also told us that Hooked On Books had supplied the community with more than 40,000 books in the previous year. Velocity of Books is hoping to start supplying Hooked On Books with the books they need to serve their community.
By: Jack and Julian Thompson
It is our goal to support the grassroots efforts of community organizations, so that illiteracy may be eradicated.
This Sunday, June 19, 2016, Jack III, Julian and Carolyn will begin their tour of the United States to eradicate illiteracy. They are meeting with clubs, groups, associations, councils, foundations, schools and non-profits, which promote literacy.
Velocity of Books has been approved for Montgomery County Public Schools SSL Hours!
Volunteers interested in helping out with the book festival on July 16th can sign up here. You'll be contacted with additional information: www.volunteersignup.org/AR8AQ
Glenallan Elementary School prepares to host students at their summer library.
In preparation for thousands of children using the school as a library this summer, Glenallan is bringing in the books.Read more