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Snellville police dept. drop-off site for book donations

The Snellville Police Department has partnered with the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds Program as an early learning book donation site. COURTESY OF  GWINNETT COALITION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
The Snellville Police Department has partnered with the G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds Program as an early learning book donation site. COURTESY OF GWINNETT COALITION OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

The Snellville Police Department has partnered with the Gwinnett Coalition of Health & Human Services to become a drop off donation site for G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds, an early learning program.

New or gently used children's books in any language for children up to age 8 will be accepted 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the department headquarters at 2315 Wisteria Drive SW, Snellville. All donated books will be incorporated into G.R.E.A.T. Little Minds book exchanges throughout Gwinnett County.

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“Engaging young people and encouraging reading and appreciation for public art will help them to succeed. Resources are always scarce and anything our department can do to assist or facilitate access to them is part of our mission,” said Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead.

(Gwinnett Reading Exchange and Art Transforms) Little Minds is a public art and public awareness campaign designed to inspire the love of reading, provide access to early learning children’s books in areas where books are scarce, and encourage appreciation for public art in Gwinnett County. With only 48% of students entering Gwinnett County Public Schools ready for kindergarten curriculum, increasing access to books over the summer is critical, according to educators.

Information: www.gwinnettcoalition.org/great-little-minds.