Publisher donates books for children ages 5 to 8...

Reading Digest

January 14, 2001

Publisher donates books for children ages 5 to 8

BALTIMORE - Volunteer Central, a referral service that links volunteers and organizations throughout Central Maryland, has received the first installment of 36,000 new books donated by Scholastic Books for area children ages 5 to 8 through the Neighbor Cares program.

Baltimore Reads and the Ripken Learning Center, local literacy organizations, will house the books, which are to be distributed during the next three years. Nationally, Scholastic is donating 1 million books for young readers.

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