Literacy Council Youth Pick their Own Books this Christmas

Early this year, the POP Project announced that we received our first-ever community grant: $1,000 from Asheville’s own Glass Foundation to purchase elementary and middle-grade children’s books. At first, we planned on using the grant to purchase children’s books that we never seem to have available in large enough numbers (e.g., Spanish-language books, books featuring…

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The Lit Council: Providing Keys to Literacy and Unlocking the Doors to Success

The Literacy Council of Buncombe County believes that literacy changes lives for the better. We at the POP Project couldn’t agree more. Recently, the Lit Council announced that James Patterson would be the keynote for this fall’s annual Authors for Literacy Dinner and Silent Auction. We were excited to see such a prominent author and…

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James Patterson is Keynote for Annual Literacy Council Fundraiser

James Patterson understands the value of books. In addition to holding the Guinness World Record for most number one New York Times Bestsellers of any author, Patterson is an avid promoter of literacy. Through his Read Kiddo Read website, the author encourages parents to help inspire kids to be readers by helping them find books…

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Not Just a POP, More Like an Explosion! – POP Project’s 2013 in Review

The POP Project had high aspirations for 2013 and, boy, did we make it a year to remember! In April, POP participated in World Book Night USA by giving away 20 copies of “The Phantom Tollbooth” to children around town. We were excited to give out a classic children’s book about the power of imagination…

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