WAKE UP and Read is launching the new year and its seventh annual book drive in a new home. WCPSS Superintendent Cathy Moore and Wake County Commissioner Vickie Adamson will be on hand to give remarks at the opening of WAKE Up and Read’s new headquarters, and attendees will participate in the creation of a mural by local artist Caryn Sterling. WAKE Up and Read will offer tours of the new space, networking opportunities, and volunteer recruitment information.
WAKE Up and Read plans to collect more than 130,000 books this year – in the spring, every child at the 13 elementary schools and 17 child care facilities who partner with WAKE UP and Read will choose and keep 10 books to help build their home libraries.
From January 6th through February 15th, WAKE Up and Read will collect new and gently used books for children ages 0-12 at donation sites across the county, including Quail Ridge Books, Marbles Kids Museum, and Learning Express locations. Supporters can find a map of collection sites, as well as information about additional volunteer opportunities and events at www.wakeupandread.org.
WAKE Up and Read is a community coalition of 30+ committed organizations working together toward one common goal — improving childhood literacy. WAKE Up and Read is focused on connecting families, offering programs, and aligning services to move the needle on third grade reading proficiency and school success in Wake County.