Donate Old E-Readers to Help Lubbock Children With Literacy

Published 04/26 2014 12:17PM

Updated 04/26 2014 12:54PM

LUBBOCK, TX (PRESS RELEASE) -- If kids don’t read during the summer, they lose over 22% of their reading skills by the time they return to school! Parks and Recreation is partnering with the Lubbock Public Libraries, South Plains Mall, and Lubbock Independent School District (L.I.S.D.) to provide an E-Reading Program as part of our summer day camps. During the month of May, the public can help a child to read by donating their old e-readers to Parks and Recreation! Just drop them at one of the locations listed below through May 31, and we’ll provide you with a donations receipt for your taxes!

Youth will be inspired to read by using the latest technology, including checking out free books through our online Public Library programs! Mae Simmons Community Center and the Maggie Trejo Supercenter will be the first camps to utilize this program. By reading at camp, youth will also have the chance to earn prizes through the Summer Reading Programs at both L.I.S.D and the Lubbock Public Libraries! When summer is over, the e-readers will be used in our After School Programs so your gift will keep on giving!

To kick off the E-Reader Drive, Parks and Recreation will be hosting a News Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Information Desk in the South Plains Mall. For more information, call (806) 775-2685.

Drop-off Locations:

South Plains Mall Information Desk, 6002 Slide Road
Hodges Community Center, 4011 University, 767-3706
Lubbock Senior Center, 2001 19th Street, 767-2710
Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street, 767-3796
Parks and Recreation Office, 1611 10th Street, 775-2685
Rawlings Community Center, 213 40th Street (40th and Avenue B), 767-2704
Simmons Community Center, 2004 Oak Avenue, 767-2708
Trejo Supercenter, 3200 Amherst, 767-2705

(Press release from City of Lubbock)

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