For its 2013 Book Share Service Project, Saratoga County Kids Care Club is collecting gently used books outgrown or no longer read. The club will donate them to the county’s low-income families in honor of author Dr. Seuss's birthday. According to the club, one of the biggest factors in a child’s academic success is access to books and frequent exposure to reading in the home environment. So books for various ages and reading levels are needed to reach the most children and address their personal interests. The club hopes to spread the love of reading to others, saying children will be cheered up and encouraged to read, especially if they can take a book home to keep.
Drop-off sites include Torres XTF Health and Fitness at 43 Round Lake Rd., Ballston Lake and Saratoga Regional YMCA at 290 West Ave. The book drive will end on Wednesday, Feb. 27.
The goals for Saratoga County Kids Care Club Book Share Service Project are:
· To raise awareness of the importance of childhood literacy
· To encourage all children to enjoy reading and to read more by creating personal libraries
· To foster childhood literacy by providing new and used books to children, and to schools and libraries that need them
Theodor Seuss Geisel, best known by his pen name Dr. Seuss, was born on March 2, 1904. His children's classics include “The Cat in the Hat,” “Green Eggs and Ham,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” and “Fox in Socks.”