February 17, 2016
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Clark College's eighth annual book drive benefits kindergartners at King Elementary
VANCOUVER, Wash.— According to Theodor Geisel (aka "Dr. Seuss"), “You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” It is with this idea in mind that Clark College has chosen Vancouver's King Elementary School as the beneficiary of its eighth annual book drive, which runs Feb. 15-29.
Over the past seven years, the Clark College Bookstore has helped provide more than 1,100 books to local kindergartners. This year’s book selection is Dr. Suess’ The Cat in the Hat, a favorite among children for nearly 60 years. Geisel wrote the book to support literacy in early childhood.
“The book drive is my favorite event. The children receive a Dr. Seuss book to keep and explore, and I have the joy of knowing I gave a gift that may spark a lifelong love of reading,” said Monica Knowles, Clark Bookstore Manager. “Over the many years we have held this event, we have learned that for some of the children this is the only book they may own.”
The community is invited to help purchase 85 copies of the Dr. Seuss classic to be given to kindergartners at King Elementary on Read Across America Day (March 2), a celebration to commemorate Geisel’s birthday. Books will be read aloud to students by volunteers from the Clark College Bookstore.
Copies of the selected Dr. Seuss books are available for purchase and donation Feb. 15-29 for $6.85 each (plus tax). Each book will include a nameplate with the donor's name. Donors will be able to purchase books at the Bookstore or online via the Bookstore's website at www.clarkbookstore.com, making it quick and convenient to participate in the book drive.
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.