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Press & Media » Lowndes County Schools Gives Books To Lowndes County Schools

Lowndes County Schools (Website) - 3/3/2010 by Lowndes County Schools, based in Atlanta, GA, recently donated more than 3,000 books to be divided among three Lowndes County Public Schools: Clyatville Elementary, Pine Grove Elementary and Moulton Branch. The gift included 3,000 gently used books which will be placed into teachers' classroom libraries so that students will have direct access to them or given to students so that they have books to call their own. The books will be distributed to the schools in mid January, 2010.

"We are very pleased with our club members' response to this program - they obviously feel strongly about the education of children in America. Access to books is crucial to foster a child's love of reading, so the books our members have donated will have a big impact on these kids' lives. We hope to be able to continue this program and help more needy schools all over the country," said Richard Pickering, Founder of (PBS) is a free online book club where members swap books just for the cost of postage. People join PBS by posting on the website good condition books from their bookshelf that they are willing to share. Two startup credits are given by PBS to start the member's swapping. Credits are earned by sending out books to other members. Any available paperback or hardcover book may be ordered for one credit, and audio books may be ordered for two credits. Complete information about the online book club is available at

PBS began the School Book Donation Program to provide books for students because of the company's belief in both the power of reading and the power of giving. The schools selected to participate in the Books for Schools Program are based on needs of the students. PBS club members who wanted to support the program selected a school and donated their extra credits to purchase books for the students. For each credit donated by a member of PBS, PaperBackSwap and supporting organizations provided books for the school. For more information about the program, go to

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