White Plains PTA Council Hosts Free Book Celebration Saturday

The following release is from the White Plains PTA Council:

The White Plains PTA Council is hosting its 2nd Annual Free Book Celebration.   The free event, which will celebrate reading literacy, is scheduled for Saturday, May 3, 2014 from 10 AM to 1PM at Eastview Middle School in White Plains.   An estimated 8,000 books, appropriate for grades K-12, will be distributed at the Free Book Celebration (an additional 2,000 books will be given away at a smaller event at White Plains High School the day prior.).  White Plains Mayor Tom Roach, State Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, State Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, State Assemblyman David Buchwald, and County Legislator Ben Boykin are scheduled to attend.

Reading literacy is a major factor that can determine if children meet their full intellectual and career potential.  In White Plains as well as other communities, families often face financial constraints and other challenges that can prevent them from providing their children full access to books.   The Free Book Celebration, by its very nature, hopes to address some of these challenges.

Supporters for this year’s Free Book Celebration include the Entergy Foundation, Stop & Shop, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, the Princeton Review, and the Main Street Book Company.

For further information about the Free Book Celebration, you may contact Limarie Cabrera at 347.752.2002 or at Lvcabrera@gmail.com.


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