By: Mary Rae Hunter
Join UDR on Saturday, May 14, for another another BookMark event! We will be hosting a fun morning of food, activities and entertainment in an effort to collect as many books as possible for the children of the Durham Public Schools. The BookMark project is an initiative designed to place new or gently used books in the hands of elementary children who may not have books in their home or easy access to the Public Library. According to the DPS website, it states that without continued reading over the summer, children often lose as much as three months of what they have learned in their previous school grade as well having their reading level drop up to 25%. We feel strongly that having excellent readers in the school only helps the children, the community, and actually the attractiveness of homes in the areas of good schools.
For this exciting event, UDR is hoping to gather more books, and collect larger donations that we did last year. You can help by bringing new or gently used books to UDR on May 14 or before. The entrance admission to the event will be two or more books, or we will graciously accept a cash donation. Once here, you will be able to enjoy music, entertainment, and great food. What a fun way to spend a Saturday morning helping the children of DPS Schools.