September 8, 2019 is International Literacy Day
Today is International Literacy Day, celebrated to acknowledge how important literacy is for individuals and their communities. Literacy starts with the first books you put in a child’s hands. The original goal of GFWC’s Dr. Seuss Grand Initiative was to donate 1,000 books to children who might not otherwise have an opportunity to have a book of their own. But in one year, club women donated 50,716 books. If you stacked them, the pile would be taller than the Empire State Building!
Here in Manchester, the Manchester Women's Club encourages literacy by providing children's books for free in Little Free Libraries located at Northwest Park, Charter Oak Park, Center Memorial Park, West Side Oval (former Washington School), Waddell School, and 153 Spruce Street. It takes a lot of books to keep kids reading! Please consider donating new or gently used children's books to the Manchester Women's Club. We're also seeking local businesses to serve as collection points for these books! Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if interested!