Gently used books needed by Jan. 31

The Storytelling Guild of Jackson County is collecting gently used and new children’s books for its "Pass the Book" program.  Each year the Storytelling Guild distributes children’s books to 18 agencies in Jackson County to share with the families they serve.  From Head Start to the Children’s Advocacy Center, from the Dunn House to foster parents, from the Community Health Centers to Healthy Start, 2,701 children’s books made their way in 2008 into the hands of children in their homes, in waiting rooms, at Kids Unlimited, in Juvenile Detention and the Juvenile Shelter, at On Track, the Magdalene House, the Providence Birth Place, at Rogue Valley Medical Center’s Moms and Tots and Pediatrics, through Jackson County Health and Human Services Vital Links program, at Access food pantries, and at North Medford High School’s Child Development program.

It wasn’t enough. More books were needed. So the Storytelling Guild has
set a higher 2009 goal: 3,500 children’s books.  Help meet the goal.
may be donated to "Pass the Book" during the month of January at all 15
branches of the Jackson County Library and at all 8 branches of Umpqua
Bank in Jackson County.  Collection bins will be placed in the
libraries in the Upper Rogue on Tuesday, Dec. 30 (Butte Falls and Shady
Cove), Friday, Jan. 2 (Eagle Point and Prospect), and Monday, Jan. 5
(White City). They will be collected one month later. 
are needed for all age groups, from babies (board books are very
welcome) to teens and all ages in between.  Share your love of books
and reading:  donate children’s books to the Storytelling Guild’s "Pass
the Book" program. Questions, please  Email

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