RAP Children's Book Drive
Come out to any of our summer events at the Perry Farmers' Market, and donate your gently used children's books! Everyone who donates 10 or more books will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Sweet Sarah's!
HENRY LOVES HILLS is here! If you pre-ordered your copy you can pick up your book at Burlingham Books. If you missed the preorders, don’t worry! You can purchase the book at Burlingham Books for $17.99 plus tax.
While you are there, purchase your raffle tickets for the Henry Loves Hills themed quilt. Henry Loves HIlls will be a wonderful gift for children of all ages. You will also want to pick up a copy for yourself!
WHAT WE DO
Perry Rotary Club currently promotes literacy and education by donating dictionaries to all third graders in the Perry, Wyoming, Warsaw and Letchworth school districts, in addition to funding scholarships and monetary awards to local schools. RAP further reinforces these important principles, and as former Perry Rotary President Amanda Parker comments, "Read Around Perry cements Rotary's commitment to the community and to lifelong literacy."
"Any literacy program should be a two-prong approach, to reach the youngest and the community," says Bill Stavisky, former PCS Superintendent and a Rotary member. "We must turn the corner on how parents view school and literacy."
Perry Elementary School principal Steve Haynes agrees: "As a partnership between Perry Rotary, Perry Central School District and numerous other local organizations, Read Around Perry has channeled efforts towards the development of child and adult literacy within the Perry community.”
Book Donations Needed
Read Around Perry is in need of gently used children's books to fill our book shelves around town. If you would like to make a book donation to RAP, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule pick up or drop off. Thank you in advance for your donations!
Who We Are
Read Around Perry (RAP) is a long-term community-wide initiative promoting literacy, founded by the Perry Rotary Club in 2012. In addition to Rotary members, RAP is composed of representatives from Perry Public Library, Project Read, Literacy West NY Inc., and Perry Central School (PCS). At the heart of it, we are an enthusiastic group of Perry community members who believe that literacy is crucial for growing and sustaining strong communities.
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Thank you for your time, and we welcome your feedback and support!
READ. LEARN. GROW.
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