Books provided to children

WARREN — Warren area children were presented new books for the winter as part of the Reading is Fun program held at Grace AME Church in Warren.

Quereda Covington, chair of the program, said as part of getting free books, children also were asked to read aloud to an adult or teen.

“They received a free book and then sit and read another book to the adult volunteers,” she said.

Covington said the activity also lets adults see what grade level the child is reading at.

The annual event was sponsored by the third district Young People’s Division of Ministry and Ladies Missionary organization at the church.

“We will hold a bigger event in the summer. This is our way to get books to children and see how they are doing with their reading,” she said.

Books were given to children who are part of the 21st Century Learning Program at Jefferson schools.

Brendan Freeman, a freshman at Harding High School, volunteered to have children read to him.

“It is a nice event because I am always reading and have a collection of books that I enjoy,” Freeman said.

The next book giveaway has been set for July 26 when there will be coloring contest and word search contest.