Hancock Co., Miss. Jan. 14, 2020 – Sponsored by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee, Bookworms Reading Program purchases books for every 1st grade classroom in Hancock County, reaching over 500 students in 25 classrooms. The books are read to the students by volunteers and donated to the class for future enjoyment.
The Bookworms program started in 2010 by the Hancock Chamber Education Committee to help schools instill an interest in reading right as students are learning to do so. The committee chooses books centered around a theme appealing to children, intended to spark their interest in further reading and writing on the subject. The theme for 2020 is “Dogs,” and the three books chosen are, “Bark, George” by Jules Feiffer; “Can I Be Your Dog?” by Troy Cummings and “A Greyhound, A Groundhog” by Emily Jenkins.
It only costs $40 to sponsor a classroom, and the books will be purchased from local bookseller, Bay Books. Donations can be made through the Hancock Chamber website at hancockchamber.org or in person at their offices at 100 S. Beach Blvd. Ste. A in Bay St. Louis. Questions about the program may be directed to Sally Isaacs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 228-467-9048.