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The Carthage Press
  • Literacy Council delivers books to Parents As Teachers

  • Close to 400 books were delivered to the Carthage Parents As Teachers office on Friday.
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  • Close to 400 books were delivered to the Carthage Parents As Teachers office on Friday.
    Members of the Family Literacy Council enjoyed sweet success for one of the group's many recent projects Friday morning as boxes of a variety of books were delivered to the small office on 6th Street. To promote reading, and in the long run help create a brighter future for Carthage generations, the council's goal is to give a book to every Carthage four-year-old. They call the initiative “One Book 4 Carthage,” and inside every book there is a nameplate for children to put their names with the message “Children become readers on the laps of their parents.”
    “We're excited,” said Jane Goade, PAT supervisor. “What a great opportunity for our kids, and we greatly appreciate the partnership between us and the Literacy Council.”
    Soon, the council will also complete another project in giving books to all Carthage newborns.
    Upcoming fundraisers for the Family Literacy Council include a softball tournament July 19-20, and a Mother's Day plant sale from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, May 10 at the Grace Episcopal Church.
    The Carthage Parents As Teachers encourage all parents to have their mandatory new students screening for entering kindergarten done as soon as possible. Preschool letters will be sent out May 12.
    Anyone wishing to donate lightly used puzzles, educational toys, pieces of carpet and baby blankets may do so at the PAT office, just north of the Carthage R-9 Auditorium. For more information, call 359-7012.

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