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March 29: Student program supports literacy, promotes awareness

Thursday, March 29, 2012

FREDERICK, Md.—An event that supports and promotes community awareness about literacy is scheduled for Saturday, April 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. in Gambrill Gymnasium at Hood College.

The first annual book swap for children in the Frederick and surrounding communities is an opportunity for people of all ages to trade their used books for others and donate previously read books to a local literacy program.

Children are asked to bring two books to donate to other children; in exchange they will choose a book from among those others have contributed. Parents or guardians are required to accompany their children throughout the afternoon. Community members who are unable to donate books are welcome to attend as well.

The program will also include guest readers and crafts for kids of all ages.

The event is sponsored by the Hood College Chapter of Mortar Board, a national senior honor society that promotes service, leadership and scholarship among college seniors nationwide.

For more information, contact Hood College Chapter of Mortar Board by e-mail at