Book Drive & Literacy Event at Mia’s Pizza and Eats on September 23, 2013

mias pizza and eats reading eventMia’s Pizza and Eats, is sponsoring a community book drive through September 23, 2013 to benefit Literacy Forsyth and Isabelle’s Book Club, two Cumming based non-profits dedicated to improving literacy in the Forsyth community.

Additionally, Mia’s will host a “Reading Is So Delicious” celebration night on the evening of  Monday, September 23 from five to seven pm, with kids’ crafts, door prizes, and a heavily discounted menu to all who donate books that night.

Five local authors have also joined the celebration and will read and sign their books that evening:  Anna Lee Everhart, author of Beautiful Bear and His New Moves; Ann Linn, author of Drowsy Eels on Banana Peels; Priscilla Whitaker, author of Mr. Blue; Jackie Gaskins, author of The Four Princesses; and Randy Hardin, author of many books, including The Kudzu Monsters.

The organizations have requested new and gently used books, especially K-12 level.  Folks can drop off their new or used books at Mia’s Pizza and Eats on 911 Market Place Boulevard or at the Forsyth Family Center on 133 Samaratin Drive.

YOUR DONATIONS WILL SUPPORT TWO LOCAL LITERACY NONPROFITS 

Isabelle’s Book Club

Isabelle’s Book Club helps children who are dealing with issues of parental incarceration by providing them with books, engaging them in activities that support reading skills, and celebrating their efforts.  www.isabellesbookclub.org.

Literacy Forsyth

Literacy Forsyth is Forsyth County’s Certified Literate Community Program (CLCP), a unique community and education partnership that provides adult literacy services to county residents. Literacy Forsyth is collecting books for its newest initiative the Word Wagon. This is a book-mobile that will give away free books to families with new or light readers. www.literacyforsyth.com

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