By Joyce Fox
MARSHFIELD — The Give-a-Kid-a-Book campaign is underway in Marshfield. Each holiday season the Friends of the Marshfield Public Library (FOMPL) collect new and gently used baby through teen books for the Give-a-Kid-a-Book project.
The books are distributed to children and families served by local social service and community organizations. Through the generosity of the Marshfield community, the Give-a-Kid-a-Book project gave over 1,700 books to children in 2013.
Keep Give-a-Kid-a-Book in mind as you do your holiday shopping or when browsing at your favorite bookstore. Board and baby books, picture books, beginning and easy readers, and books for elementary and middle school students and teens are all accepted. Picture books are especially needed this year. All books should be new or very gently used.
Each donation helps promote literacy in our community and gives children the opportunity to enjoy the excitement, adventure, fun, and learning that reading brings. Help every child in the Marshfield community discover the joy of receiving one’s very own book.
If you need help selecting a book to donate to Give-a-Kid-a-Book, visit the Give-a-Kid-a-Book displays at Book World and Thimbleberry Books in downtown Marshfield, or ask for suggestions at the Marshfield Public Library. You may also make a monetary donation, and FOMPL will shop for you.
Books may be dropped off at the Marshfield Public Library from now until the end of December. For more information about the Give-a-Kid-a-Book project, contact Joyce Fox at 715-676-3115.