Lake Oswego organizations team up to provide books to kids in need
Children who locate Waldo in the Lake Oswego Public Library will be giving back to the community at large.
The Waldo Project is in collaboration with the library, the Kiwanis Club of Lake Oswego and Hunger Fighters Oregon. The search started mid-August and will last through the end of December.
Kids who locate Waldo in the children's library will have the opportunity to turn the crank on a gumball machine filled with wooden tokens. Each token that is gathered from people locating Waldo will designate the number of free books that will be given to children in need.
The three organizations making this possible have donated funds to purchase the books. The library matched the Kiwanis Club's donation of $350 to purchase new books with grant funding from the state library. Lake Oswego's food pantry, Hunger Fighters Oregon, will then distribute books to their clients.
"Research shows that children have much to gain, even beyond literacy, from having plenty of books at home, and that children who grow up surrounded by books have greater success when entering Kindergarten," read the library's press release. "The importance of having books at home, and of making a difference in your community, are important conversations our youth librarians are having with our patrons."
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