This fall, Kids in Need - Books in Deed is partnering with the Sanibel Writers Conference. Tom Demarchi, the director of the conference, has invited children's book author Laurel Snyder to be on the faculty this fall. In addition to teaching a workshop, giving panel discussions and a reading at the conference, Snyder will visit a Title I school in Fort Meyers area. Snyder will donate her time with the school children and Kids in Need - Books in Deed will be donating a copy of one of her books to every student attending Snyder's presentation.
"This is exactly the kind of programming that we first were hoping for when we started Kids in Need - Books in Deed in 2006," explains Julianna Baggott, a co-founder of the program. "We wanted kids with little access to books and living, breathing writers to have the experience of meeting an author, hearing that author talk about the imagination, and then getting free books into those kids' hands."
Kids in Need -- Books in Deed is looking for more partnership opportunities like this. If you have any ideas, don't hesitate to get in touch!