Umpqua Reading Council affects Douglas County Literacy in a positive way!

The Roseburg Elks has made it possible for us to give away a free book to all of the kids who participate in the Roseburg Public Schools free summer lunch programs for the past three summers.  They have generously given us a grant each of these past three years of $500.  Joy has been in charge of ordering the books for grades Kindergarten through sixth grade from Scholastic Books.  The children who receive their book are always very grateful and thank the volunteers who help them pick out their book.  There are several school sites that we have visited around Roseburg ,in the past, to give books away.  The Elks have generously donated the money to us for 2016-17 so that we can provide free books to the children of our community.  One of our book giveaways took place at the YMCA on August 24, 2017.  We give away books to all of the children attending day care and summer programs at the YMCA.  We have also given books away at the lunch program sites in the Roseburg area.

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