The Clinton school district wants the community's help collecting about 5,000 books for school children.
The "Clinton Reads" book donation project is an effort to allow kindergarten through fifth graders the opportunity to have two to four books to take home over the summer. So far, the community has helped collect about 4,800 books for the program.
Officials from the Clinton school district are encouraging students to read more over the summer to keep them from falling behind in the fall.
Sandi Beason, the public information officer for the Clinton School District says, "if they don't read then when they come back to school in August they've fallen behind because their peers have been reading and the teachers have to struggle and the kids have to struggle just to get caught up to the level where they need to be and so we're hoping that by putting books in their hand that they want to read, they'll take the initiative and read over the summer."
You can drop books off at a number of locations in Clinton. Some of those drop-off spots include, Clinton schools, the Clinton Baptist Healthplex, Copiah Bank, M & F bank, Nelson Hall at Mississippi College and Walgreens. The last day to donate books is April 29th.
For more information on how you can help out, contact Sandi Beason at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-924-7533.
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