In honor of National Reading Month, the Berrien County Great Start Parent Coalition is collecting gently used and new children’s books Monday through April 9.
Drop boxes can be found at Chemical Bank
locations in Berrien County, as well as the Volunteer Center of
Southwest Michigan offices in St. Joseph and Niles. The books collected
will be donated to various literacy programs throughout Berrien County,
including the Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary’s Red Wagon Program.
aloud with children is known to be the single most important activity
for building the knowledge and skills they will eventually require for
learning to read,” Marilyn Jager Adams, internationally known for her
work with cognition and education said. “Early literacy has also shown
to have a significant impact on the reduction of generational poverty.