5th annual “Seuss-a-Palooza” book drive at Clark College Feb. 11 through 22Posted February 8, 2013
For the fifth anniversary of “Seuss-a-Palooza,” Clark College’s Service Learning and Volunteerism Program and the Clark College Bookstore are hoping that supporters will purchase 300 copies of three specific Dr. Seuss titles—the largest number yet to be donated through the book drive. The titles are Green Eggs and Ham, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, and a Spanish-English bilingual edition of The Cat in the Hat.
This year the Clark College Bookstore has made it even more convenient to participate in this event. Not only will donors be able to purchase books at the bookstore, 1933 Fort Vancouver Way, but they can also purchase them online at www.clarkbookstore.com. Copies will be available for purchase and donation beginning Monday, Feb. 11 through 22 for $6.85 each plus tax. Each book will have a nameplate for the donor’s name.
The books will be given to kindergarteners at Vancouver’s Harney Elementary and King Elementary Schools to celebrate Read Across America Day on Saturday, Mar. 2. Research has shown that early exposure to books boosts children’s reading and language skills. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly two-thirds of low-income American households do not own any age-appropriate books for their children. For additional information, contact Marti Earhart at 360-992-2261.