On Saturday January 25, 2014, the NAACP Brooklyn Branch Education Committee hosted its very first New Year Book Giveaway at the Brooklyn Public Library's Macon Branch and Dionne Mack-Harvin African American Heritage Center.
To celebrate and promote a love for reading and the 85th anniversary of Dr. King's birth, the Brooklyn NAACP and partners distributed over 100 free books to help Kindergarten-3rd Grade students kick off a positive new year.
The program was proudly sponsored by Scholastic, Greenlight Bookstore, The Brooklyn Public Library Macon Branch, and P's & Q's; We also had the helping hands of a thoughtful school, PS 51. We were elated to see so many early readers in attendance!
The New Year Book Giveaway (NYBG) featured an amazing read aloud by the Author and Illustrator of Charlie and His Imaginary Friend, Qimmah Saafar & Pope Phoenix (owners of P's&Q's). The children were very engaged and excited to hear the story! We were also joined by our newly elected City Councilman of the 36th District, Robert E. Cornegy and Lee Church (representative of Congressman Hakeem Jeffries), who spoke to the importance of reading at an early age.
The children were so excited to receive their baggies of free books at the end of the program! We look forward to hosting this program again!
Come join the NAACP Brooklyn Branch Education Committee and encourage children to enjoy reading and build a passion for literacy!