An author who recently stopped by Anderson’s ended up leaving a lasting literary mark on our community.
The author, who asked to remain anonymous, donated $17,000 toward helping local kids grow their love for reading.
All 14 elementary schools in District 203 were given $1,000 each, to be used to purchase books from Anderson’s for their libraries. Two other nearby schools also benefitted from his generosity, with $1,000 gifts of their own.
And if that weren’t enough, upon hearing of the death last August of Marcus Nestor, a counselor at Anderson’s Camp Divergent, the author gave another $1,000 in Nestor’s name, to be used to allow four students to attend the literary camp this summer, free of charge.
“I don’t think there are words that can say thank you enough for something like this. And to me, all I can do is say what he’s doing is making a difference for kids and reading, and when kids read and you keep them reading through a certain age you’ve got them for life,” said Becky Anderson, Co-Owner of Anderson’s Bookshop.
New this summer, Anderson’s will also be offering Camp YA all access, featuring different young-adult genre centered activities for kids ages 11 to 17.
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