Carrollton, GA – Horton’s Books and Gifts announced today that each kindergartner at Carrollton Elementary School will receive a free book as part of their drive to promote childhood literacy. The book, PETE THE CAT: TOO COOL FOR SCHOOL, by New York Times bestselling author James Dean, is another in the My First I Can Read series. The books are being funded through their Chloe Fund, a literacy program founded by Horton’s in 2012.
“For Horton’s to give each of our kindergartners a brand new book is an incredible gesture,” said Karen Wild, principal at Carrollton Elementary School. “Learning begins with reading. Being able for all of our earliest learners to actually own a book of their very own is creating a foundation of success for their future.”
Ms. Dorothy Pittman, owner of Horton’s Books and Gifts said, “We are excited to be able to make this investment in our earliest learners. We established the Chloe Fund expressly for this type of purpose.”
The effort to support this gift was supported through the “Where’s Waldo 5K Run” held in July that was sponsored by Horton’s Books and other downtown merchants.
Three hundred eighty books will be distributed at 1:30 p.m. on Friday so children can take their new book home with them.
Visit www. carrolltoncityschools.net for more details.
About the Carrollton City School System: The Carrollton City School System is a Charter System as recognized by the State of Georgia Department of Education. Founded in 1886, Carrollton City Schools is a recognized educational leader with offerings including: the first state accredited STEM Program in K-3, one of only two high schools in Georgia to earn the AdvancED STEM certification, International Baccalaureate degree program, award- winning robotics teams as well as renowned programs for the arts and athletics.