It's Official : Kids Love the Bright Ideas Book Bank!
After a very successful inaugural Bright Ideas Book Bank, we launched a spring edition for kids living in Homeport communities right before school let out for the summer. All children, ages 0-18, are invited to participate because engaging kids during the long breaks from school is essential to their success. We want all children to have the same opportunities to succeed, and the idea of the Bright Idea Book Bank is to encourage reading all summer long.
This spring 315 kids registered and received the book they selected, and we were also able to provide an additional 70 children with donated books! Children were excited to receive their books and we are confident it will help them start their summer off right! During the book fairs, we also celebrated the end of another school year. The kids painted suncatchers, decorated cards, and held a hula hoop contest!
The Bright Ideas Book Bank was an orchestrated effort reaching across Columbus, and it was only successful because of people who care. Thank you to everyone who contributed! You are making a big difference in the lives of these children! A special thank you to:
- Junior Library Guild
- Shremshock Architects
- Sweat Law Offices
- Homeport staff, family and friends
Keep an eye out for information about the Bright Ideas Book Bank which will be held again next winter! If you would like to talk with someone about getting involved, please contact Morgen Wade, Manager of Volunteer Engagement, at firstname.lastname@example.org.