The Kiwanis Club has donated a bicycle to each of the ten branches of Ouachita Parish Public Library and will present these prizes to high-achieving readers at a reception held at the main library located at N. 18th and Stubbs in Monroe, LA. The party will be held at 2 pm, Friday, August 9, 2019.
A random drawing is being held for kids aged 12 and under who completed the entire reading program. Each of the ten library branches has one winning child, who will then be presented a bicycle at the August 9 reception.
“Just as it is important for kids to exercise their bodies, it is important for them to exercise their minds. By reading during the summer, kids practice the learning skills they obtained during the previous school year and prepare for the coming one. Bikes for Books offers children a chance to develop both mind and body and is an incentive to encourage them to complete our Summer Reading Challenge,” says Robin Toms, Director of the Ouachita Parish Public Library. “We thank the Kiwanis of Greater Ouachita for the opportunity to partner with them to benefit the kids of Ouachita Parish.”
Funds forthe effort are raised locally primarily through the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day fundraiser, which will be held this year on November 12 at First United Methodist Church, Monroe.