Indiana County students, teachers and parents recently teamed up to collect gently used children’s books as part of a coordinated effort between the Indiana County Reading Council and The Indiana Gazette.
Donations will continue to be accepted at the Indiana Free Library.
The books will be distributed at the Back-to-School Bash in August.
The Indiana County Reading Council is also getting ready for its spring program, “Social Networking for Parents: Keeping Your Children Safe and Yourself Informed.” It will be held at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex, White Township, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 23.
Justine Kobeski, assistant director of technology at Juniata College, will be the speaker. Parents will learn how to monitor their children while keeping their computer or tablet safe from viruses.
A drawing for iTunes and Amazon gift cards will be held for those who register by April 16. Register by calling (724) 479-8075 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost is $5 at the door.
Students from Blairsville Elementary recently helped to sort donated books. Pictured, from left, are Sara McConnell, Emily Jackson, Jakub Zias, Noah Horchar and Niko Vadala.