Clackamas Bookshelf gives away its 50,000th book
Clackamas Bookshelf gave away its 50,000th book on Monday, June 4, at Riverside Elementary School in Oak Grove.
The nonprofit organization hopes to put books into the hands of all schoolchildren in Clackamas County.
"It would be amazing if all of the people in Clackamas County knew about our progress, and how far we have come since we started in 2014," said Katy Reed Preston, exectutive director of Clackamas Bookshelf.
Riverside student Brody Leap was the lucky receipient of the 50,000th book when he picked out "James and the Giant Peach" and "Winter According to Humphrey."
Clackamas Bookshelf will be having a celebration at its big book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 14 at Kraxberger Middle School in Gladstone. Preston uses the proceeds from selling donated used books to buy more children's books.