Green Bay, WI – The Friends of the Brown County Library and honorary chair, Green Bay Packers wife Molly (Mason) Crosby, announce the launch of the 32nd annual Give-A-Kid-A-Book with a virtual twist.
The annual book collection invites individuals, families, businesses, churches, schools, clubs and organizations to donate new, unwrapped books that will be given as gifts to local children, babies through age 18, in low-income families. Books are distributed through the Salvation Army Christmas Assistance program in Green Bay just in time for the holidays.
Give-A-Kid-A-Book kicks-off virtually the week of November 2 and runs through December 10 with social media posts on the Friends’ Give-A-Kid-A-Book (@GiveAKidABookBrownCounty) and Friends of the Brown County Library (@FoBCL) Facebook pages and www.browncountylibraryfriends.org/gakab. Posts feature many of the same elements of the in-person kick-off including a message from Meg, Deem, coordinator of Give-A-Kid-A-Book, Molly Crosby’s public service announcement, essays from elementary students at Fort Howard School, and recognition of major financial supporters - Nicolet National Bank, Brown County Community Women’s Club and Green Bay Packers Give Back.
The Friends are making it easy to shop from where you are and in-person! Purchase books from the Friends’ Amazon Wish List; Lion’s Mouth Bookstore, 401 N. Washington Street in downtown Green Bay; and during the Book Fair at Barnes & Noble November 21-27 using code 12590972. Shoppers can ship books purchased online directly to the library or donated books can be dropped in collection boxes located at Nicolet National Banks in the greater Green Bay area and all Brown County Libraries through December 10.
Financial donations are also accepted and will be used to purchase additional books. Checks should be made payable to “Friends of the Brown County Library: GAKAB,” and mailed to 515 Pine Street, Green Bay, WI 54301-5194.
“This campaign has always been vital, but the urgency felt during pandemic times cannot be ignored. Let’s all make room this year to give more to the campaign than we ever have before. Pick the best books you possibly can ...because “kids who read, succeed!” --Molly Crosby, 2020
Meg Deem, Give- A-Kid-A-Book Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Lagerman, Communications & Program Manager, Brown County Library, email@example.com, 920-448-5806
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