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Elementary Schools Receive Gift Of 3,500 Books

Blurridgenow,com (Newspaper) - 12/23/2009 by Staff
PaperBackSwap.com, based in Atlanta, Ga., donated more than 3,500 books to be divided between three Henderson County Public Schools: Clear Creek Elementary, Dana Elementary and Upward Elementary.

The gift included more than 3,000 gently used books that will be placed into the teachers' classroom libraries so that students will have direct access to them. Additionally, PaperBackSwap ordered and shipped 500 brand new books to be distributed at the schools. The books were delivered to the schools on December.

"We are very pleased with our club members' response to this program -- they obviously feel strongly about the education of children in America. Access to books is crucial to foster a child's love of reading, so the books our members have donated will have a big impact on these kids' lives. We hope to be able to continue this program and help more needy schools all over the country," said Richard Pickering, President of PaperBackSwap.com.