Area literacy groups invited to apply for grants...

Reading Digest

February 17, 2002

Area literacy groups invited to apply for grants

BALTIMORE - First Book, a national nonprofit group that provides new books to low-income families, is seeking grant applications from literacy groups in Baltimore and Baltimore County interested in distributing books throughout their communities.

Applicants must be tutoring, mentoring or family literacy group programs that work with low-income children in those jurisdictions. Applications are available by contacting Baltimore First Book at ndt5spring@aol.com, and must be postmarked by March 29.

Deep Run Elementary completes food drive

COLUMBIA - Children at Howard County's Deep Run Elementary School have completed their Read-to-Feed campaign, collecting 2,750 pounds of canned goods through pledges after reading 7,086 books last month. The canned goods will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.

To document the number of books they read, Deep Run children turned in reading calendars similar to ones they are encouraged to submit at the end of every month. Clowns entertained the children in an assembly as a reward for their charitable literary efforts.

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