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Thomas Co. schools receives Striving Readers grant

Thomas County schools and the Thomas County library are promoting literacy at a young age. (Source: WALB) Thomas County schools and the Thomas County library are promoting literacy at a young age. (Source: WALB)
"It was easy to see the whole community get involved with the striving readers grant and being able to promote literacy," said Alacia Herring, Thomas County Schools. (Source: WALB) "It was easy to see the whole community get involved with the striving readers grant and being able to promote literacy," said Alacia Herring, Thomas County Schools. (Source: WALB)
"Some of the education that the children receive has to come from a book and what better way to get them started at the earliest beginning," said Cynthia Hope, Head Start daycare director. (Source: WALB) "Some of the education that the children receive has to come from a book and what better way to get them started at the earliest beginning," said Cynthia Hope, Head Start daycare director. (Source: WALB)
THOMAS CO., GA (WALB) -

Thomas County schools and the Thomas County library are promoting literacy at a young age.

The school system received the striving reader's grant.

Through that they were able to donate books to more than 10 daycare facilities in Thomasville.

Each daycare received over 250 books for children. 

People in the community came out to help deliver the books.

"It was easy to see the whole community get involved with the striving readers grant and being able to promote literacy," said Alacia Herring, Thomas County Schools. 

This project is designed to help parents promote and develop early literacy skills with their children.

"Some of the education that the children receive has to come from a book and what better way to get them started at the earliest beginning," said Cynthia Hope, Head Start daycare director. 

They received the $2.7 million Striving Readers grant from U.S. Department of Education. 

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