The Cassville Branch Library recently donated 400 books for children and teens to the Cassville Pantry for free distribution Nov. 7-10 in honor of Children’s Book Week.
Visitors to the pantry were delighted to receive the brand new children’s books and to be able to encourage a love of reading among their family members. The donated library books included a variety of selections for all young ages ranging from first readers to teen-themed current topics, including science, history and biographies.
“We are grateful to the Cassville Branch Library for providing this additional opportunity to extend literature and literacy to young people in our community,” said Janet Mills, director of Cassville Pantry. “Our visitors to the pantry are probably facing difficult challenges. Bringing home free books provided an uplifting and unexpected boost. Books are the gifts that will keep on giving and can encourage a dull mind, providing hours of entertainment and imagination enhancement.
Books were distributed at the Cassville Pantry, located at 800 West 10th St. in Cassville, coinciding with community food box distribution services to address local food insecurity.
Visitors came to the agency to receive a box of food and were encouraged by receiving the added bonus of taking free books with them to give to their children at home.
Cheryl Williams led this outreach project for the Cassville Branch Library. Contact Williams at the library, located at 301 W. 17th St. in Cassville, or 417-847-2121 if more information about the book donation project is requested. Cassville Library.