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2013-09-26 / News

Family Literacy book sale continues today to raise money for center

BY KRYSTAL JOHNS
810-452-2601


Genevieve Dorr was at the Family Literacy Center Wednesday morning choosing books from the book sale, which is raising money for the center’s programming. 
Photo by Krystal Johns Genevieve Dorr was at the Family Literacy Center Wednesday morning choosing books from the book sale, which is raising money for the center’s programming. Photo by Krystal Johns LAPEER — If you like to read, you have an opportunity — albeit a brief one — to get some books at a very low price and help out the community in the process.

The Family Literacy Center’s book sale continues today (Thursday) until 4:30 p.m. at the offices at 311 Higgins St. in Lapeer. Books will be sold today for $3 a bag, paperbacks and hardcovers.

The sale, which began on Wednesday, is raising funds to support the FLC’s programs, which include tutoring, workshops and play groups, all designed to promote literacy and education in the community.

The FLC’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Camel Races, is coming up on Oct. 18 at the Lapeer Center Building. Picture wooden racing camels decorated by the sponsors, racing down the field to the toss of the big fuzzy dice. Tickets are $20 and includes dinner, desserts and snacks. It is a bring-your-own-beverages event, and is expected to be sold out. There will be door prizes and 50-50 raffles with plenty of chances to win. Doors are at 5:30 and the races begin at 7 p.m.

Upcoming activities include a free “Activities, Books and Cookies Workshop” for three- to five-year-olds and their parents or caregivers. Fun projects will help develop the child’s skills and prepare them for school, and there will be a snack, story time and free book as well. The workshop will be from 11- 11:45 a.m. Oct. 21 at the Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer.

There are family play groups scheduled for children from infant to five years old on Oct. 1, 8 and 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room C305 at Mott Community College’s Lapeer campus, 550 Lake Drive.

The FLC also offers tutoring for the GED test, which changes in January.

Call 810-664-2737 for more information, or to register for any FLC programs, or visit www.readlapeer.org.

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