January 30, 2012
For Immediate Release
For additional information:
Barbara Kerr, APR
Executive Director of Communications and Marketing
To help a youngster learn and look,
would you, could you buy a book?
Clark College hosts the fourth annual “Seuss-a-Palooza”
to provide books for kindergarteners in two Vancouver schools
VANCOUVER, Wash. – “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.” Those words by author Theodor Seuss Geisel – better known as Dr. Seuss – are at the heart of the fourth annual “Seuss-a-Palooza Book Drive” at Clark College.
Clark College’s Service Learning Program and the Clark College Bookstore are hoping that Seuss-a-Palooza supporters will purchase 145 copies of “Green Eggs and Ham.” The books will be given to kindergarteners at Vancouver’s Fruit Valley and Harney Elementary Schools on March 2, which is Read Across America Day, commemorating the birthday of Dr. Seuss.
Copies of each book will be available for purchase and donation at the Clark College Bookstore from Feb. 6-16 for $6.85 each (plus tax). Each book will have a nameplate for the donor's name.
The Clark College Bookstore is located in Gaiser Hall on the northern end of Clark’s main campus. Clark College is located at 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, Vancouver. Driving directions and parking maps are available at www.clark.edu/maps. Information about the bookstore is available at www.clarkbookstore.com. For additional information, contact Marti Earhart at the Clark College Bookstore at 360-992-2261.
Marti Earhart said, “Reading is so important for children, and these may be the first books some children have ever owned.”
She noted, “With 75% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch in some Vancouver schools, many families can’t afford much beyond the basics for their children. That forces parents to consider books as ‘non-essential’ items. But research has confirmed the value of books and the positive impact they have on a young person’s development.”