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Stamford's Ferguson Library Hosts Book Giveaway For Kids

The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host a book giveaway for children and other events Saturday, April 18.
The Ferguson Library in Stamford will host a book giveaway for children and other events Saturday, April 18. Photo Credit: Contributed

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Children in grades K-5 will have the opportunity to select a free book, hear guest readers, sign up for a library card, enjoy arts & crafts activities and be entertained by professional storyteller Laconia “Lot” Therrio Saturday, April 18 at the Ferguson Library in Stamford.

This bi-annual Reading is FUNdamental Book Give-away is sponsored by the Stamford Public Education Foundation, Reading is Fundamental and The Ferguson Library. 

The event takes place from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Ferguson Library, One Public Library Plaza, third-floor auditorium. 

Thanks to a partnership with “Reading is Fundamental” and its Be Book Smart fundraising campaign, SPEF has served hundreds of children and given away thousands of books the past two years at its semi-annual book giveaways at The Ferguson Library’s main branch every spring and fall.

As part of its literacy initiatives, for the second consecutive year, SPEF also will coordinate eight summer book giveaway sin partnership with The Ferguson Library at local community centers to help curb summer reading loss.

This year, through the Be Book Smart campaign, SPEF received more than 4,000 books to improve literacy in Stamford's underserved communities.

The Be Book Smart campaign is a collaboration between RIF and Macy’s. Now in its 11th year, Be Book Smart has provided more than 10 million books across the U.S. for children in need. It raised more than $2.6 million last summer, totaling $32 million during the course of the partnership.

The Be Book Smart campaign will be taking place again this summer for approximately four weeks.

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