Published On: Wed, Jan 25th, 2023

Junior League of Boca Raton’s Learning Libraries Asks Community to Participate in Book Drive

The Junior League of Boca Raton Learning Libraries Committee is asking for the community’s help in providing new books for kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th. All books will be donated to Title 1 Schools in Boca Raton and Delray Beach. 

Businesses and families can host a book drive to get more books into the hands of children in the community during the month of February, and Learning Libraries will provide a branded box for businesses to set up at their location.

To participate, contact Ami Zak at amizak@uniquegiftsandpremiums.com or Valentina Moretti at valmoretti@gmail.com

The Learning Libraries Committee aims to create a culture of reading that helps improve children’s literacy development. The objective is to inspire children to become avid readers by providing books to Title 1 schools through local book drives, utilizing the Junior League of Boca Raton’s voluntarism network and working with key community partners. 

“Studies show that reading makes a big impact on the academic success of kids, which is why the Junior League selected Learning Libraries as one of our signature projects,” said Jamie Sauer, president of the Junior League of Boca Raton.  “Learning Libraries fits with our mission.”

Reading is linked to improved literacy rates, language development and school performance, along with increased emotional intelligence and decreased stress in adulthood. Research shows that 1 in 4 children grow up without learning how to read (WriteExpress Corporation). 

Since its start in Fall 2021, Learning Libraries has collected over 3000 books. At the start of the 2022 school year, the committee donated over 350 books to two deserving Kindergarten teachers at Plumosa School of the Arts and Whispering Pines Elementary School. 286 additional books have been donated to Plumosa School of the Arts Main Library.

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