The Adult Education and Literacy Department at Crowder College is hoping to get more books into their students homes.
It’s the first “Love of Literacy” book drive. The AEL department has many students that are parents and it’s designed to reinforce the literacy skills they learn in class at home. Originally they wanted to gather up fifty pieces of reading material ranging from toddler books to junior high level books.
So far the Crowder College campus in Neosho already has more than three hundred books given by local businesses and organizations. While they have completely exceeded their original goal they are still accepting books until Friday afternoon.
“We were think the people on Facebook that are watching, maybe we can get to fifty, between who we have. And so first call we had a hundred and forty nine books donated,” says Juli Denisco, AEL director.
Families will be selecting their books at multiple AEL facilities around the area on March 2nd. Book drop-off locations include:
Aurora AEL- 409 West Locust Street Aurora, MO
Cassville AEL- 4020 N Main Street Cassville, MO 65625
Crowder College Cassville Campus
Jane AEL- 194 College Road Jane, MO 64856
Crowder College McDonald County Campus
Monett- AEL/ESL 100 S Maple Monett, MO 65708
Mt Vernon AEL- 822 West Mt Vernon Blvd Mt Vernon, MO 65712
Neosho AEL/ESL- 601 Laclede Avenue Neosho, MO 64850
Noel AEL- 628 B Johnson Drive Noel, MO 64854
Noel Housing Authority
Noel ESL- 403 Gratz St Noel, MO 64854
Noel First Baptist Church- Family Life Center
Seligman AEL- Highway 37 Seligman, MO 65745
Seligman Library Adult Education Center