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2019 dunbar elementary book celebration

Many elementary students are, for the first time, experiencing the feeling of becoming a book owner.

A book celebration held Tuesday at Dunbar Primary, hosted by the nonprofit Book Buddies of East Texas, gave Pre-K through 2nd graders the opportunity to self-select six, age-appropriate books.

Books are distributed before the school year ends so students have grade-level reading materials throughout the summer months. Studies support a correlation between books in the home and student success, said Diana Anderson, of Book Buddies.

“Books are considered a luxury item in some households,” Anderson said. “We are working to change the scenario by making each child book owners.”

Book Buddies of East Texas, founded in 2016, relies on many different partners who make it possible to achieve its mission. With the help of Better World Books, as well as individual donations, new and gently loved books are collected year round.

“As a community we work together to deliver books into the hands of children” Anderson said. “This year we will distribute 65,000 books to children in Lufkin, Alto, Apple Springs, Diboll, Kennard, Wells, Zavalla, Chester, Huntington, Trinity and Hudson independent school districts as well as The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas.

“Our hope is to alleviate the summer slide. If students read over the summer they retain more and are more likely not to digress,” she said.

Book Buddies collects new and gently loved books all year. Volunteers are needed to count, sort, box and inventory the books for distribution.

For information regarding volunteering or donating children’s books contact Diana Anderson (713) 8297214 or danderson@bboet.org

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A MESSAGE FROM THE BOOK BUDDIES TEAM

It has been an incredible year for Book Buddies and for the children we serve! We added 22 new schools to the list of schools we serve.  We are grateful for the support from all of our partners. Thank you, Better World Books, for  generously donating children’s books, and to our dedicated volunteers for sorting and processing the books all year.  A big thank you to our generous donors who believe in the life changing power of book ownership!

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Many elementary students are, for the first time, experiencing the feeling of becoming a book owner.

A book celebration held Tuesday at Dunbar Primary, hosted by the nonprofit Book Buddies of East Texas, gave Pre-K through 2nd graders the opportunity to self-select six, age-appropriate books.

Books are distributed before the school year ends so students have grade-level reading materials throughout the summer months. Studies support a correlation between books in the home and student success, said Diana Anderson, of Book Buddies.

“Books are considered a luxury item in some households,” Anderson said. “We are working to change the scenario by

making each child book owners.”

Book Buddies of East Texas, founded in 2016, relies on many different partners who make it possible to achieve its mission. With the help of Better World Books, as well as individual donations, new and gently loved books are collected year round.

“As a community we work together to deliver books into the hands of children” Anderson said. “This year we will distribute 65,000 books to children in Lufkin, Alto, Apple Springs, Diboll, Kennard, Wells, Zavalla, Chester, Huntington, Trinity and Hudson independent school districts as well as The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas.

“Our hope is to alleviate the summer slide. If students read over the summer they retain more and are more likely not to digress,” she said.

Book Buddies collects new and gently loved books all year. Volunteers are needed to count, sort, box and inventory the books for distribution.

For information regarding volunteering or donating children’s books contact Diana Anderson (713) 8297214 or danderson@bboet.org

Many elementary students are, for the first time, experiencing the feeling of becoming a book owner.

A book celebration held Tuesday at Dunbar Primary, hosted by the nonprofit Book Buddies of East Texas, gave Pre-K through 2nd graders the opportunity to self-select six, age-appropriate books.

Books are distributed before the school year ends so students have grade-level reading materials throughout the summer months. Studies support a correlation between books in the home and student success, said Diana Anderson, of Book Buddies.

“Books are considered a luxury item in some making each child book owners.”

Book Buddies of East Texas, founded in 2016, relies on many different partners who make it possible to achieve its mission. With the help of Better World Books, as well as individual donations, new and gently loved books are collected year round.

“As a community we work together to deliver books into the hands of children” Anderson said. “This year we will distribute 65,000 books to children in Lufkin, Alto, Apple Springs, Diboll, Kennard, Wells, Zavalla, Chester, Huntington, Trinity and Hudson independent school districts as well as The Boys and Girls Club of East Texas.

“Our hope is to alleviate the summer slide. If students read over the summer they retain more and are more likely not to digress,” she said.

Book Buddies collects new and gently loved books all year. Volunteers are needed to count, sort, box and inventory the books for distribution.

For information regarding volunteering or donating children’s books contact Diana Anderson (713) 8297214 or danderson@bboet.org