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Literacy Center collects 4,289 books for Family Literacy Program

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The Literacy Center's first book drive more than doubles the 2,000 book goal by receiving 4.289 children's books from the community.
Literacy Center staff count and sort books

Literacy Center staff count and sort books /Literacy Center of West Michigan

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The Literacy Center of West Michigan surpassed their goal of collecting 2,000 children’s books by collecting 4,289 books. Books for Bedtime, which ran from September 20-October 11, was the first book drive that the Literacy Center has hosted. The community participated by dropping off new and gently used children’s books at Macatawa Bank branches and the Literacy Center. The books will be distributed to families participating in the Family Literacy Program.

“We are so grateful to our community for the generosity that has been shown through the tremendous response of book donations. So many families will be directly impacted and will have the resources to promote literacy in their own homes,” said Susan K. Ledy, Executive Director of the Literacy Center.

The book drive kicked off with a celebration on September 20 at the Literacy Center. Book donors were able to drop off their donations and participate in the "Best Bedtime Cookie in Grand Rapids" tasting contest. Desserts by Lori was voted as the winner of the first annual contest. 

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