McLouth USD 342 Library kicks off Book Booster Program today
McLouth USD 342 Library has launched a new fundraiser, Book Boosters.
The program, which features simplified online contributions, is designed to provide the library with books and other materials that promote literacy and encourage patrons to read.
“This program is unusual because 100 percent of proceeds go toward buying books,” said Book Boosters spokesperson Gabrielle Holcomb.
“It’s all online contributions, which makes it nice for people who don’t want to buy something or feel pressured to buy,” Holcomb said.
The fundraising campaign is being run in partnership with a Jacksonville, Ill., provider of books and reading materials to libraries across the United States. Items are shipped free.
Like many other libraries, McLouth USD 342 Library has faced budget cuts in recent years.
Local 4-H’ers and McLouth elementary students, Annabelle and Madison Vaught, have taken up the charge of leading this year’s fundraising as one of their community service projects and are working with Holcomb to see this project succeed.
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