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Lafayette’s First Book Campus Advisory Board is awarding 1,000 new books to two literacy programs that serve children from low-income families in the Easton area.

The books in turn will be given to children participating in Ingles Numero Uno at Cheston Elementary School and Project L.E.A.P. (Literacy Embraced Actively by Preschoolers) at Spring Garden Children’s Center.

Representing all sectors of the campus community, the advisory board is part of a national network of volunteers supporting First Book’s campus-based effort to provide low-income children with their first new books. Since the national, nonprofit organization was formed in 1992, yearly distribution has grown from 12,000 books in three communities to 15 million books nationwide.

Lafayette kicked off its participation in First Book through a Literacy Day celebration in February. For more information on First Book or to contribute, contact Dan Ruch, Lafayette’s campus advisory board chair, at (610) 330-5553 or

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