November 23, 2009 11:05:00 AM
The Greater Golden Triangle Advisory Board for First Book, a national organization which provides free books to children in economic need, is accepting applications for book distributions to be given to those residing in Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay and Noxubee Counties.
Directors of preschools, daycare centers, after-school, tutoring and mentoring programs are encouraged to apply on behalf of their groups. The deadline is Dec. 7.
To be eligible, applicants must serve 80 percent children below the poverty level, offer a literacy component in their curriculum, and agree that all books are given to children to take home.
Applications may be downloaded from www.firstbook.org and mailed to Greater Golden Triangle-First Book Advisory Board, P.O. Box 1265, Columbus, MS 39703. For more information, applicants may contact Brenda Pritchett of the Distribution Committee at 662-328-4805.
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