Partners In Education and Craven County Schools, Craven Smart Start and Newspapers In Education, are providing an opportunity for our community to donate books for Craven County Schools’ media centers and classrooms. The Book Drive will take place November 13-17, 2017. The drop-off locations are: the Sun Journal at 3200 Wellons Blvd., all Craven County Schools, Craven County Schools Central Services/Partners In Education at 3600 Trent Road, Craven Smart Start at 2111-F Neuse Blvd., AlphaGraphics at 3731 Trent Road, and Century 21 Zaytoun-Raines at 312 S. Front St. Brandy Popp, PIE Fund Raising Committee Chair, says, “The most successful way to improve the reading achievement of our children is to increase their access to print. Communities ranking high in achievement tests have several factors in common: an abundance of books in public libraries, easy access to books in the community at large, and a large number of classroom books per student. Commit yourself to increasing student reading achievement and literacy in Craven County by giving to our Book Drive.” Ms. Popp explains, “Last year, through the generosity of our community, Partners In Education was able to donate thousands of books to our classrooms and media centers and to Craven Smart Start. Based on this success, Partners In Education is recruiting the help of all our community partners so that we are able reach more students this year. Please think of books for all of our school children, PreK-13.” The donated books will be made available to Craven Smart Start and Craven County Schools teachers for their classrooms at a Book Giveaway. Partners In Education is an education foundation that provides grant funding and special programs to classrooms and schools within the Craven County Schools system. For more information about this event, or how you can support PIE, contact Darlene Brown, at 514-6321, or at Darlene.Brown@Cravenk12.org . Visit the PIE website at www.CravenPartners.com to learn more about this program and others offered by Partners In Education.