By Linda Petrou, Chair
NFRW Literacy and Education Committee
Each September, the NFRW honors Barbara Bush and her literacy mission. The Barbara Bush Literacy Program encourages local clubs to adopt a project to promote literacy in your community. Some of you have on-going projects, while others are new to this program. So what to do?
First, select a project that is best for your community. A list of successful projects from preceding years can be found on the Literacy and Education Resource Page in the NFRW Member Center at https://www.nfrw.org/drl-literacy. If you have any problems accessing this document, please let us know.
Second, please complete the form (also located at https://www.nfrw.org/drl-literacy) and mail it to the committee making sure that it is postmarked no later than October 31, 2016.
Third, the committee will hold a random drawing of the completed documentation forms. There are two cash awards given.
In addition, the 2016-2017 Mamie Eisenhower Library Project Recommended Book List is now available. If you are going to donate a book or books to a school library, don’t forget to obtain formal NFRW bookplates to place in the front of each book donated. By doing this, your club will be recognized for its donation. Official NFRW bookplates are sent upon request. When you do request the formal bookplates please include a list of the title and quantity of books to be donated. Without that information we are not able to send you the bookplates. MELP list and contact information
Finally, we urge each club to appoint an active MELP chair and to promote educational reform by keeping your members knowledgeable about pending legislation, events, and groups that have an impact on education. Our emphasis is on grassroots efforts. Clubs and members have the best insight on what is best for their own communities. We support local control of our schools.