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Melvil Dewey Library Gives the Gift to Inspire Imagination

(l-r) Carleen S. Huxley, member of the Literacy of Northern New York Board of Trustees; M. Cecilia Brock, Executive Director of Literacy of Northern New York; Connie A. Holberg, JCC Library Director

Jefferson Community College (JCC) Melvil Dewey Library collected 379 children’s and young adult books on campus in support of the annual Literacy of Northern New York book drive.  

“The families who receive the books greatly appreciate them,” said M. Cecilia Brock, executive director of Literacy of Northern New York. “We are fortunate to have such caring people at JCC who make our book giveaway project possible every year.”

“The generosity of Jefferson’s faculty, staff and students is always astounding,” says Connie A. Holberg, library director at JCC. “These books will be given to children who will read them over and over, imagining and exploring through words. Our community is a better place because there are those that care about early literacy.”

The books will be distributed to North Country children through the Salvation Army’s Christmas Give Away Program. Over the course of fifteen years, Melvil Dewey Library has donated more than 7,000 books to support Literacy of Northern New York.