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By Aliya Hall
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Dropping 'book barriers' - BookFest organizers hold fundraiser at PublicHouse


February 6, 2020

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Lizzie Gray, project coordinator with Connected Lane County, helps students from kindergarten to second grade go through books during the BookFest drive. BookFest is a community-wide book drive for K-2 students to have books to read over the summer.

SPRINGFIELD - Summer reading is critical for students still learning to read, which is why Connected Lane County (CLC) and United Way of Lane County have created the community-wide book drive, BookFest.

"The goal is to let (kindergarten) through second-grade students self-collect books to take with them for the summer to help prevent some of the summer learning loss, which we know happens and it sets students back for next fall," Lizzie Gray, project coordinator for Connected Lane County, said.

To help support BookFest, PublicHouse hosted a Pint Night on Jan. 28 and donated $1 from every pi...

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