By: Katie Hart Smith | Gwinnett Citizen
By: Katie Hart Smith | Gwinnett Citizen
Published: 2017-04-17 14:40
Date Modified: 2017-07-14 18:29
Support the First Book Club 165 ministry mission: “Help children in our community succeed in school by instilling a lifetime love for reading.

Lawrenceville First Baptist Church - First Book Club 165 – Call for Volunteers

Volunteers sort books Jan 2017In January 2017, volunteers sorted and packed children’s books to be distributed to elementary school students at Lawrenceville Elementary and Winn Holt Elementary schools.First Baptist Church (LFBC) – First Book Club 165 is calling for volunteers to distribute children’s books to the students at Winn Holt Elementary and Lawrenceville Elementary schools this May. Be a part of the next phase of First Book Club 165 ministry and share in the joy and excitement on the children’s faces as they select their books for summer reading.

“We are so thankful for the support the community provided to us back in January by helping us to sort and pack books for the children at Winn Holt Elementary and Lawrenceville Elementary School. As much fun as we had working together, the next step is even more exciting.

We need lots of volunteers to help distribute the books to the children,” said Vicki Aiken, leader of the book ministry at LFBC and a teacher and local school technical coach at J. A. Alford Elementary School. Aiken saw a need for children to have books available to them during the summer months. “Through the tutoring ministry at our church, we noticed some of the children didn’t have access to books to read during the summer.” Research shows that children in these communities who lack resources to include transportation to local libraries or access to free online books, experience a sharp decline in their reading levels during the summer months, referred to as the “summer slide.” 

The book distribution schedule is as follows:
·       Winn Holt Elementary on Monday, May 8th from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
·       Lawrenceville Elementary on Monday, May 15 and Tuesday, May 16 from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm 
(A special note: Be sure to follow the school’s sign-in procedures when you arrive at the school).

If you would like to be a part of the book distribution, visit http://bookclub165.wixsite.com/bookclub to sign up. You can sign up for an hour, two hours, or stay all day.

For more information, contact First Book Club 165 - Vicki Aiken at 770-978-4296.