Hillary Gavan/Beloit Daily News | Beloit Memorial High School National Honor Society students Rees Graves, Lisette Villalba and Jessica Chavez painted a bookshelf at CareerTek on Thursday evening to be raffled off at a book giveaway event they are organizing. The students want to be part of bolstering early literacy.
BELOIT – Beloit Memorial High School National Honor Society students have been rounding up books and shelves to help boost early literacy.
Student Gloria Heiss and fellow students will be hosting a book giveaway event from noon – 1 p.m. on May 11 at the Beloit Public Library. The free event will offer games, cookies and tables full of books to peruse. Heiss is expecting around 100 kids and parents. Around 1,000 books will be given away designed for children ages 3 to 12.
“They can grab anywhere from 10 to 15 books per family,” Heiss said.
Books such as “Dog Man” and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” will be raffled off as well. Heiss said the $1,000 for the books came from the Hendricks Family Foundation and $500 came from Jeffrey Peterson of Geneva Supply in Delavan.