Thousands Of Books Donated To Local Schools, Head Start

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Students and Educators pose with books collected by the Saratoga County Kids Care Club at Malta Avenue Elementary School on April 27, 2015. Over 3.500 used books were collected and distributed to four Ballston Spa Elementary Schools and the Saratoga County Head Start Program. (From left to right back row: Helen Thompson, Jonathan Jones, Aydin Sajjad, Isabella Fuda and Principal Sharon D’Agostino. Front row: Ariel Jones, Joanna Jones, Giulianna Fuda and Ariana Sajjad)

BALLSTON SPA– Members of the Saratoga County Kids Care Club collected over 3,500 gently used books for the club’s 2015 BookShare Service Project.

The books, collected on Thursday, April 23 and the following Monday,  April 27, were donated to Saratoga County Elementary Schools and the Saratoga County Head Start Program.

The following schools and organizations received books through the project-

-Saratoga County Head Start- 834 books donated
-Dorothy Nolan’s Traveling Library- 1,450 books donated
-Malta Avenue Elementary School – 466 books donated
-Gordon Creek Elementary School- 300 books donated
-Milton Terrace North Elementary School- 300 books donated
-Wood Road Elementary School- 300 books donated

The club thanked the following organizations:

-Saratoga Regional YMCA – 290 West Avenue, Saratoga Springs
-Wilton YMCA – 20 Old Gick Road, Wilton
-Healthy Hart Fitness- 43 Round Lake Road, Ballston Lake
-Puppy Love Pet Salon – 418 Geyser Road, Ballston Spa
-A Healing Art Sanctuary – 154 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa
-St. Mary’s School – 167 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
-Ballston Spa Public Library – 21 Milton Avenue, Ballston Spa, NY
-Saratoga Book Warehouse – 68 Weibel Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY
-4 H Discovery Club
-Inspire Hair Studio – 402A Rowland Street, Ballston Spa
-Yankees Locksmith
-Friends of the Saratoga Springs Public Library/The Marie Morrison Outreach Program
-Pass It On And Katrina Trask Consignment Sales

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Students stand with boxes of gently-used books collected at part of the Saratoga County Kids Care Club’s 2015 BookShare project. The project ran for two days and collected over 3,500 volumes.

It is the club’s hope that children will be encouraged to read if they can take books home to keep. They consider access to books and frequent exposure to reading as one of the biggest factors to a child’s academic success.

The goals for the Saratoga County Kids Care Book Share are listed as:

-To raise awareness of the importance of childhood literacy.
-To encourage all children to enjoy reading and to read more by creating personal libraries.
-To foster childhood literacy by providing new and used books to children and to schools and libraries that need them.

The project is dedicated in honor of Dr. Seuss.

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