Easterseals North Georgia, a community-based nonprofit that provides high-quality services to children with disabilities and other special needs, is working to close the literacy gap and ensure that children in the community have access to developmentally appropriate books. As part of this initiative, McCormick Spice is building Little Libraries outside of all 12 Easterseals North Georgia Early Childhood Development Centers across metro Atlanta, Gwinnett County and Northeast Georgia.
Little Libraries are community book-sharing boxes that serve as a catalyst for improving reading, motivation and deepening community connectedness. The public is invited to participate in a book drive, now-December, to fill the little libraries and stock the centers with age and developmentally appropriate books. Local businesses, organizations and individuals can help by donating new and gently used children’s books of varying topics and genres ranging in reading level from Preschool to 1st grade. The books go directly to students in the early childhood development centers, as well as the local community.
Drop-off sites include Easterseals North Georgia’s corporate office as well as all 12 child development centers across metro Atlanta. The organization hopes to collect at least 100 books per location as the nonprofit celebrates 100 years of service in 2019.
WHAT: Easterseals North Georgia’s Little Library Book Drive
Public is encouraged to donate books for students at early childhood development centers and surrounding communities
WHEN: October – December 2019
WHERE: Easterseals North Georgia Corporate Office
53 Perimeter Center East, Ste. 550
Atlanta, GA 30346
To find a local child development center, visit bit.ly/ESNGLocations
MORE INFO: Visit eastersealsnorthgeorgia.org or call 404-943-1070