Good News Notes:
“A local nonprofit will soon be reaching more parts of Davidson County, spreading the joy of reading for kids with a brand new bookmobile.
Book’em, a nonprofit based in Nashville focusing on children’s literacy, donates more than 100,000 books a year to kids, primarily low-income families.
The organization has about 150 unique partners who help distribute books. Places like the health department, habitat for humanity or schools can request books for families they serve. Book’em Executive Director Melissa Spradlin said really anyone working with lower-income families can request them.
Spradlin said the governor’s Early Literacy Foundation approached Book’em about its book bus program with the goal of bringing it to Davidson County. Book’em leaders agreed to do it, but they were left with the big question of how.
Parnassus Books, one of Book’em’s partners, caught wind of their hunt for a bus and donated theirs….”