Classics Books at Home Program Gives $5,394 Worth of Books to Trenton Kids

The Classics Bookstore’s “Classics Books at Home Program,” which gives free books to children in Trenton, gave away $5,394 worth of books in 2017. Program organizers emphasize that books in a home library have been shown to improve grades and retention rates, whether or not the student is doing well or struggling. 

While many books were picked up directly by children and their parents, the group also held large book giveaways thanks to the following distribution partners: Black Lives Matter/ SURJ, Books for Breakfast, Christina Seix Academy, City of Trenton Department of Recreation, Cuddle Me Pioneers program, Little Libraries, The People’s Book Fair, Rutger’s Trenton Book Day, Science Mentors, Senator Shirley Turner’s book giveaway, Trenton Central High West, Trenton Makers Day, and Village Charter School.

Books are still available to children living in Trenton so make sure to stop by Classics Books in downtown Trenton at 4 West Lafayette, Trenton NJ.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council.


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