Monday, November 26, 2012

Everybody Wins! Vermont & the Giving Tree

Share your love of books with the children of Washington County this holiday season through the Giving Tree partnership between Bear Pond Books and Everybody Wins! Vermont.

Everybody Wins! Vermont is a mentoring program that connects adult mentors with students in local schools - almost 700 students were matched last year! Mentors introduce elementary school aged children to the enjoyment of books. Their focus on the pleasure of reading encourages children to read more, and so become stronger readers who can be confident students.

This holiday season, Bear Pond Books will match any book you purchase to donate to Everybody Wins! Vermont with our own book donation, along with a 10% discount. Visit the Giving Tree in the Children's Loft to learn more.

And if you want some inspiration about the difference a book can make, check out the recommended read: Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book. This book asks over a hundred leaders in a variety of fields the question "what children's book changed the way you see the world?" and compiles the lessons they've learned from the books that changed them.

We also thank Amy Cunningham, Executive Director of Everybody Wins! Vermont, for coming to our November 3rd kick off to Picture Book Month and discussion of early literacy - you can read about that event here.

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