With the help of more than 1,400 donated books, local preschoolers have the opportunity to fall in love with the endless possibilities of reading.
“That’s what we want them to have, that enthusiasm about reading. It’s contagious,” said Patricia Banks, director of the WJCC Community Action Agency’s Head Start program. “Books take you anywhere you want to go.”
The initiative began at the Barnes and Noble in New Town, where manager Albert Kurtyka spearheaded a drive encouraging customers to purchase children’s books for the purpose of donating them to those less fortunate.
“When you’re able to put a book in a child’s hand that can’t afford it, that goes a long way,” Kurtyka...