Library Collecting Books for Clermont Co Foster Kids | News
BATAVIA, OH (FOX19) - – A book in the hands of a child can lead to endless possibilities. Imaginations can be ignited, doors can be opened and new worlds can be discovered. That’s why Clermont County Public Library is launching the “New Year, New Book” Donation Drive.
The goal of the donation drive is to donate new books to the nearly 300 kids of all ages who are in Clermont County’s foster care program.
“We hope the comfort and excitement a book can bring to a person’s life will help give these kids a great start to the New Year,” said Clermont County Public Library Executive Director David Mezack. “Our communities have always supported children by donating reading materials and we hope they will help out this time too.”
During this giving season, the library asks those interested in participating to stop by any of Clermont County Public Library's ten branches and pick an ornament off the “New Year, New Book” trees. Each ornament lists the gender and age of a foster child in Clermont County. Thelibrary will make sure the books get to those children with the help of Clermont County Children's Services.
“We have so many kids in need of a family who can provide stability, nurturance, guidance and unconditional love,” saidClermont County Children's Services Supervisor Julie Robinson. “This project will really put a smile on their faces and better their lives in 2013.”
Simply pick an ornament off the tree, purchase a new book appropriate for the gender and age listed and then return the new,unwrapped book with the ornament to any of the library’s ten branches.
Donations will be accepted now through Monday, Jan. 14, 2013. Library staffers at each branch are available to help recommend age appropriate book titles, or for more information, visit www.clermontlibrary.org