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Literacy group, book store join for reading event
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — Literacy Forsyth and Barnes & Noble are joining together tonight to help provide books to the community.

Beginning at 5 p.m., World Book Night will be held at the store in The Collection off Peachtree Parkway in south Forsyth.

Through the program, community volunteers who signed up in advance will receive a box of books to distribute to people who may not otherwise have the opportunity to own one.

Annaliza Thomas, director of Literacy Forsyth, said there may be a few extras for the public to pick up.

“If they come by and we have extra boxes, we’ll be happy to share,” she said.

The focus of the book giveaway is primarily students enrolled in free adult education classes at Lanier Technical College, which Literacy Forsyth supports by providing scholarship funding and other programs.

Last year, the first for Literacy Forsyth to take part in World Book Night, some 1,000 books were distributed to students in GED classes.

Others were passed out in low-income neighborhoods.

The World Book Night event is part of a book fair fundraiser going on all this week to raise funds for Literacy Forsyth.

Through April 28, anyone who shops at any Barnes & Noble location or through the retailer’s website can have a percentage of their sale donated to Literacy Forsyth when they use book fair identification number 11331709.