Naperville Group Sends Books to Baton Rouge

The Merry Tutor, which provides free tutoring services to area youth, decided to hold a book drive to help replenish the shelves of the Livingston Parish Public School libraries in Baton Rouge.

“I really wanted to do something with our large community. We have a lot of tutors, tutees and organizations we work with. So I decided to start this book drive to provide schools with books after the flooding,” said Jane Boettcher, Founder and Executive Director of The Merry Tutor.

After starting the drive a month ago, many organizations and individuals began donating books by the car full, quickly helping the Merry Tutor get closer to reaching their goal of 10,000 books donated.

“So reading has been a huge part of my life, and a lot of what we do with the Merry Tutor is work with younger kids reading, and I think that it’s very, very important for these schools to have the books,” said Boettcher.

And there is still time to donate. Books can be dropped off at the Alive Center, located at 500 W. 5th Avenue through mid November.

All genres and types of books for readers from kindergarten through high school are accepted.

Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.

 

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