OAK PARK HEIGHTS — To mark “I Love to Read Month”, New Horizon Academy of Stillwater holds a children’s book drive in February to benefit the nonprofit organization Reach Out And Read.
The children’s book drive is Feb. 4-28. The community is encouraged to bring donations of new and gently-used children’s books to New Horizon Academy, 5903 Neal Ave. North in Oak Park Heights near Kowalskis from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Any family providing a donation receives an “I Love To Read” gift bag containing a reading calendar, book chart, a treat from Kowalskis Oak Park Heights and fun and educational items to foster literacy.
Reach Out and Read is a non-profit organization that promotes early literacy and school readiness in pediatric exam rooms nationwide by giving books to children and advice about the importance of reading to parents. Books collected at New Horizon Academy will be donated to hospitals and clinics that serve area families in need, including Children’s Hospitals and Clinics in St. Paul.
“At New Horizon Academy, we are passionate about nurturing a love of reading at an early age,” said Meghan Chandler, Director of New Horizon Academy, Stillwater. “We are thrilled to partner with the Stillwater community and Reach Out and Read to promote the importance of early literacy.”
Visit www.reachoutandread.org for information about Reach Out and Read. Call New Horizon Academy at 651-209-0093 or visit www.newhorizonacademy.net for information about the book drive.
New Horizon Stillwater Director Meghan Chandler accepts a book donation for “Reach Out and Read.” The school is collecting new and gently used children’s books weekdays from Monday through Feb. 28 (Photo courtesy of New Horizon Stillwater)