Books for Keeps has been given $500 to spend at the First Book Marketplace. I’m not sure I totally understand how it all happened, but it goes something like this:

Walmart donated money to First Book to give grants through a Readers to Leaders program. First Book awarded a grant to Family Connection/Communities in Schools here in Athens. FC/CIS made the grant available to Whatever It Takes. Whatever It Takes made the grant available to Books for Keeps.

However it happened, it means more books to help end summer slide. I’ll evaluate our inventory and see where it needs help, then I’ll enlist help from a media specialist to choose the perfect books.

Thank you to… well… everybody involved! Tim and Whatever It Takes have been so good to Books for Keeps. They provide our sort room, collect tax-deductible donations on our behalf, and help in so many more ways.

I love days like today, when gratitude kicks the clutter out of my brain and helps me realize just how far we’ve come. Pass it on.