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By Natalie Kahn
Beacon Reporter 

Read on: Volunteers provide books to kids in need

A new diversity library program is providing volunteer advocates with books to give to children in foster care


Last updated 7/9/2021 at 8:27am

Natalie Kahn

At the Edmonds Bookshop, those involved in the CASA program gathered to celebrate its launch and load up the books for distribution. From left: Joelle Kelly, Diane Buckshnis, Michelle Bear, Mary Kay Sneeringer, David Brewster, Lindsay Cortes, and Hannah Patterson.

Most people can no doubt list various books that they loved as kids, as well as recall how great of an impact these books had on them. But this vital part of childhood development is not possible without access to the books themselves.

For children in foster care, this access is not guaranteed.

So, some good news: Last month, after months of planning and development, the Snohomish County Office of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) launched its new literacy program. Through this program, volunteer advocates now have access to a selection of more than 200 books to give to the child...

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