Inspirus Hosts Summer book drive for Lynnwood-area students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 9, 2018
Children in classrooms without literature collections read 50% less than children in classrooms with such collections, according to the International Reading Association.
SEATTLE, WASH. – Community members are invited to donate new and used books at Inspirus Credit Union for the “You Inspire Us” book drive taking place now through Sept. 28.
The book donations will support reading and comprehension for students in classrooms that lack traditional libraries.
According to Scholastic, children learn an average of 4,000 to 12,000 new words each year as a result of reading books. By sixth grade, students who frequently read may have upwards of 84,000 additional words in their vocabulary compared to their peers who did not read.
“The stories we read through books have the power to inspire and teach lifelong learners,” said Inspirus Credit Union Branch Manager Gabe Navaja. “At Inspirus, we believe in supporting education and hope that by partnering with the local community, we can make a greater impact together.”
Books are being collected for students of all ages and will be distributed to schools in the Greater Lynnwood Area.
Books from the following categories are suitable for donation:
- Chapter books
- Historical fiction
- Picture books
Donations are being accepted now through Sept. 28, and can be dropped off at Inspirus Credit Union located at 3405 188th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98037.
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