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GLT Datebook: Fundraiser Helps Buy The Books

Jun 4, 2016

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First Book McLean County wants to put books into the hands of area at-risk children, and the organization hopes their upcoming fundraiser will fill shelves with Harry Potter, Nancy Drew and The Cat in the Hat.

  • First Book McLean County board member Mary Guinane said their goal is to eradicate illiteracy in McLean County.
  • Dealing with children at risk through programs that have at least 70 percent of their children living in poverty, First Book McLean County endeavors to put a book in the hands of a kid in need each month.
  • The goal is to turn kids on to book so that they will continue to read and continue their education.
  • The fundraiser is Monday, June 13th from 6 to 8 PM at Biaggi's in Bloomington.
  • Items up for auction include baseball ticket packages, jewelry, and gourmet chocolate.  Yes.  Chocolate.  Chocolate and books.  Does it get any better than that?
  • Tickets are available through through First Book McLean County's Facebook page.