Literacy Mid-South holds annual CY Book Sale to raise funds
By Mesha Crump
Literacy Mid-South will host its annual Cooper-Young Book Sale, sponsored by The Commercial Appeal, Saturday, September 17 from 9am to 5pm. The sale will take place at the Literacy Mid-South office located at 902 S. Cooper St. during the Cooper-Young Festival.
An appropriate reminder that reading is fundamental and essential to productivity in society, the Cooper-Young Book Sale aims to heighten awareness of illiteracy in the Mid-South and raise funds for the organization. More than 5000 books will be available for purchase, and each donation directly impacts a Literacy Mid-South student wanting to own basic reading and comprehension skills. In addition, literary enthusiasts are encouraged to donate $10 to attend the Book Sale Preview Hour from 8 to 9am, where book lovers will get first pick of amazing titles, as well as enjoy coffee and donuts.
“Literacy is an overpowering obstacle for many in our immediate community, and we host the Cooper-Young Book Sale to help further our mission to produce a completely literate Mid-South,” said Kevin Dean, executive director of Literacy Mid-South. “Reading ranks high on many hobby lists, and so does supporting a worthy cause. With the Cooper-Young Festival taking place in our midst, we anticipate a great event.”
Literacy Mid-South is a not-for-profit organization mobilizing the community to maximize the impact of child and adult literacy and learning through advocacy, research, family literacy workshops, and resource development. The organization boasts 50 years of devotion to the creation of a literate community through its comprehensive curriculum of programs that include the Academy Tutoring Project, adult learning, family literacy, community-wide reading initiatives, and the Literacy Mid-South Coalition. For more information about Literacy Mid-South, call 901-327-6000 or visit literacymidsouth.org.