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JCC Library Collects 429 Books to Support Literacy

Pictured above are Deborah E. Tate (left) Literacy of Northern New York program manager and Connie A. Holberg (right), JCC library director.

Jefferson Community College (JCC) library collected 429 children’s and young adult books on campus during its annual book drive to support Literacy of Northern New York. Books will be distributed to North Country children through the Salvation Army’s Christmas Give Away Program. Over the course of 16 years, the College library has donated more than 7,800 books to Literacy of Northern New York.  

“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.”

“We are thankful for our JCC family – the faculty, staff and students – who all contribute to this annual event,” says Connie A. Holberg, library director at JCC. “Helping children become readers at an early age helps them become better students. Enriching one child’s life with the gift of a book contributes to a better community for all of us. Thank you to Literacy of Northern New York for distributing these books each year.”