For the past 2 months, Gordon Library has been collecting children’s books in partnership with the “Worcester: the City that Reads” program. Books for the pre-kindergarten through 8th grade level are collected each spring and distributed to children in all of the Worcester schools and to all summer school programs. This program aspires to promote literacy and “to put books into the hands of many… children who may not have books or a very few in their homes.”
This year WPI community members donated 453 books. Anyone who donated 5+ books was entered into a raffle to win a Kindle Paperwhite, generously donated by the Student Activities Department. This year’s winner is Renata Konrad from the School of Business. Congratulations to Renata and many thanks to everyone who donated to this very worthy cause!