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Mayor's Book Club Inspires Young Readers

City of Huntsville FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 7, 2014
(Huntsville, AL) - Mayor Battle's Book Club hosted its 2014 reading event today with storytelling and book giveaways to about 4,500 students in Huntsville's 10 Title 1 schools.

Mayor Battle, his Book Club sponsors, and city administrators traveled to each of the schools to read the Dr. Seuss classic "Green Eggs and Ham" and to distribute age appropriate books to the children. The pre-kindergarten through fifth grade students received the following titles:

Pre -Kindergarten - "Sesame Beginnings: Bath Time"
Kindergarten - "Cat in the Hat"
First Grade - "Thesaurus Rex"
Second Grade - "Feelings"
Third Grade - "Where the Wild Things Are"
Fourth Grade - "Egyptian Cinderella"
Fifth Grade - "Dear Mr. Henshaw"

"One of our goals is to help children build a personal library at home," said Mayor Battle. "If we can inspire a love of reading at an early age, we are more likely to create lifelong learners."

The Mayor's Book Club began in 2011 in an effort to promote literacy by providing access to books at an early age. Funds for the program come from corporate sponsors. This year's donors include The Boeing Company, Woody Anderson Ford, and Patti and Louis Breland. Another key partner is the First Book/Book Start organizations, which assist in the purchasing and logistics of the book distribution. To date, the Mayor's Book Club has given away more than 50 thousand books.

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For more information, contact:

Kelly Cooper Schrimsher, Director of Communications, Office of the Mayor, 256-427-5006 (w), kelly.schrimsher@huntsvilleal.gov



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