Your News Children's Reading Club Buys Books for Shelter Inc

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Your News Children's Reading Club Buys Books for Shelter Inc


Five Arlington Heights Usborne Books & More consultants, Sarah Armsey, Brenda Barkauskas, Sherry Brand, Diane Panagakis and Janna Witt, hosted the third annual Usborne Books Summer Reading Club.

Several children are heading back to school this fall knowing they did a good deed during their summer vacation. The "Reach for the Stars" Summer Reading Club included 136 children who ranged in age from 11 weeks to 18 years.

These children were challenged to read or be read to and collect pledges from friends and family. This allowed them to purchase Usborne books for themselves and to donate a charitable match of Usborne books to children supported through Shelter Inc. of Arlington Heights.

When these summer readers came to Sunset Meadows in Arlington Heights during a recent summer day to pick up their new books, they were as shocked as Barbara Mazursky of Shelter Inc. with the number of books donated. She was absolutely thrilled when she saw the table of books stacked so high that additional boxes had to be added to hold them all. She told the readers they would make many childrens holidays much brighter with their generosity.

As a special surprise, Mayor Arlene Mulder of Arlington Heights joined the celebration and encouraged the children to keep on reading. …

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