Local students receive free books.

July 7, 2022

Local students receive free books.

PoWeR! Book Bags recently completed its School Vacation Literacy Giveaway Program for the 2021-22 school year in Mason and Lake counties. Students from Ludington Elementary School and Baldwin Elementary School selected new books to take home, read and keep. Additionally, each student received two create-your-own story booklets designed to encourage them to continue to write down their own tales, ideas, and feelings throughout the summer. 

“We are so excited to kickstart the summer reading adventures of the children we serve,” said Kara Gregory, executive director and founder of PoWeR! Book Bags. “Reading just four books per summer can prevent the ‘summer slide,’ helping children retain the knowledge that they have gained in the school year. We are grateful for our collaboration with these wonderful schools and for our own tireless volunteers who work so hard to make this program possible. It is our hope that students read their new books over and over as they grow their love of reading and their understanding of the world. We also look forward to reading the stories that these children have created.”

Students are invited to submit their stories to PoWeR! Book Bags to share online with others at www.powerbookbags.org/contact.

PoWeR! Book Bags sponsors, donors, and grantors included the Lake County Community Foundation, Ludington Area Schools, ITC, the Memorial Fund for Jacquie Gerould, and community donors. 



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