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Sylvester community rallies to bring books to children

Children's book author Jaclyn Friedlander is visiting Sylvester to read and meet with students at the Primary School. (Source: WALB) Children's book author Jaclyn Friedlander is visiting Sylvester to read and meet with students at the Primary School. (Source: WALB)
But for those students who cannot afford a book, Dona Duckworth is now asking the community to pitch in, and buy a book for a child. (Source: WALB) But for those students who cannot afford a book, Dona Duckworth is now asking the community to pitch in, and buy a book for a child. (Source: WALB)
If you'd like to purchase a book or books for students, call Rocky's Music at 229-821-3158. (Source: WALB) If you'd like to purchase a book or books for students, call Rocky's Music at 229-821-3158. (Source: WALB)

A community-wide project is underway in Sylvester tonight.

The goal? To make sure every child has a book that they can call their own. 

Children's book author Jaclyn Friedlander is visiting Sylvester to read and meet with students at the Primary School. 

After her visit, she will ship autographed books back to students who purchased a book. 

But for those students who cannot afford a book, Dona Duckworth is now asking the community to pitch in, and buy a book for a child.

"Investing in our children, that's an investment that goes on forever. It's not something that you lose your money in. You can invest in the stock market and lose millions, but if you invest in a child, you'll never lose that," said Duckworth.

That author will visit the primary school September 22nd.

If you'd like to purchase a book or books for students, call Rocky's Music at 229-821-3158.

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