Literacy Project
 
 
Westbrook Gorham Rotary Literacy Project Information
 
"Students who read the most, read the best, achieve the most, and stay in school longest."  
 
Our focus is on collecting children's books for ages baby to young teen.  Most needed are early reader books for K-3. Children who learn to read at grade level by end of the third grade are much more likely to graduate from high school.
 
Children in families with incomes below the poverty line are less likely to be read to aloud everyday than are children in families with incomes at or above poverty. The more types of reading materials there are in the home, the higher students are in reading proficiency.  We need your help to get more books in the hands of young readers.
 
Members: We will be collecting books at any meeting as you have books to donate.
 
Others: You can always drop off books at Desmond & Rand, 55 Stroudwater St, Westbrook ME  Mon-Fri 8:30AM to 4:30PM
 
All books donated will be distributed free of charge in selected locations around our community. Please contact Christine Johnson (through email link on home page) if you have suggestions for where a crate should be placed or if you have books to donate.
 
Locations where our books have been placed:
* Westbrook Community Center
* Stroudwater Food Pantry
* Gorham Parks and Recreation Dept