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Joyful Noise hosting free book fair

• Mar 6, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Joyful Noise Christian Childcare’s C-Fund will be giving away new books to young readers at the fifth annual Pizza Plus Books.

It will take place at Loutit District Library, 407 Columbus Ave. in Grand Haven, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. You’ll find it in the library’s lower-level program rooms A and B.

No registration is necessary for the book fair, which is open to the public and will offer free books to underserved children from infancy up through age 8. Attendees can also enjoy free pizza from Domino’s and have access to other early childhood resources.

“I have been able to help at the literacy event each year,” said Sue Sturgill, financial administrator of Joyful Noise Christian Childcare. “It is so heartwarming to watch the kids pick out their books. Reading is so important at an early age and I am very proud to help get books into children's hands.”

A 2005 High Scope learning study found that “the greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age 5,” and that nearly all of the brain’s core structure has been formed by the age of 3. A strong foundation for literacy is developed at this time, and access to age-appropriate books is an essential part of that groundwork and a cornerstone of the Joyful Noise C-Fund’s Love of Literacy program mission. The C-Fund seeks to connect young children and families with high-quality books and early childhood resources to support lifelong learning.

More information on the event can be found at www.CthePossibilities.org and through the Joyful Noise C-Fund’s Facebook page

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