Photos by Thorin Sprandel | Grays Harbor News Group
                                Fourth-grader Chance Howell browses at books during a giveaway at the Cosmopolis Elementary School library Monday morning.

Photos by Thorin Sprandel | Grays Harbor News Group Fourth-grader Chance Howell browses at books during a giveaway at the Cosmopolis Elementary School library Monday morning.

3 nonprofits team up to donate books to local students

The Rotary Club of Aberdeen has teamed up with the South Sound Reading Foundation and AmeriCorps to provide a book to every student in Aberdeen, Cosmopolis and the St. Mary School.

AmeriCorps members from the Washington Service Corps in Olympia brought hundreds of books from the foundation to the Cosmopolis Elementary School library Monday morning. Students then came in, class by class, to pick out a book of their choice to keep.

The group will be visiting seven area schools in two days, said AmeriCorps member Jae Townsend. The book program is an example of direct service her group does with the foundation, she said.

“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with the South Sound Reading Foundation, connect them with our community and expand on the service projects we’ve had with the schools,” said Lisa J. Smith, president of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen.

 

From left, Jae Townsend, Rebecca Jewell, Lisa J. Smith, Kati Kachman, Mike Hrycko and Cathy Williams helped distribute books to students at the Cosmopolis Elementary School library Monday morning.

From left, Jae Townsend, Rebecca Jewell, Lisa J. Smith, Kati Kachman, Mike Hrycko and Cathy Williams helped distribute books to students at the Cosmopolis Elementary School library Monday morning.