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Discover Books Donates 1,000 Children's Books to Cecil County Public Library's Reading Program


Elkton, MD - Baltimore, MD - January 27, 2020

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is the Cecil County Public Library's program to develop a life-long love of reading in children. Reading to young children stimulates their brains and helps them develop an active imagination, which helps them thrive academically. According to a study done by Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reading & Literacy Discovery Center, reading to children in the first five years of life gives them an advantage when they get to school.

To help Cecil County Public Library emphasize the importance of reading, a local company, Discover Books, is donating 1,000 early age children's books to Cecil County Public Library. This donation valued at over $3,000 will be presented to the library's Executive Director, Morgan Miller, by Discover Books CEO, Gary Broache.

Mayor Rob Alt, Jacob Young, Emmy award-winning actor and ambassador for Discover Books, Dave Reymann, CFO of Discover Books, and Gary Broache, CEO of Discover Books, will lead the ceremony on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 11 am. Cecil County Public Library - Elkton, MD 21921


"This donation represents our mission to provide gently used, affordable books to consumers and donations to our literacy partners," said Broache. "Moreover, it fulfills Discover Books' goal of helping children and families gain access to books."

Discover Books began in 2003. Making books affordable and accessible to all is Discover Books' highest priority. The company accomplishes this through resell, redistribution, and recycling books into other paper products.

Discover Books has a warehouse in Baltimore, MD, where company trucks pick up surplus books from thrift stores, bookstores, libraries, and blue book collection boxes throughout the mid-Atlantic area. "We are committed to our mission and greatly appreciate the loyalty of all our partners," said Broache. "We are thrilled to be working with the award-winning Cecil County Public Library."

Visit www.discoverbooks.com for more information and affordable books.

Discover Books, a for-profit company, is one of the largest online used booksellers and sources of literary donations to charitable organizations in North America. Discover Books collects used books through thrift stores, library partnerships, residential pick-up operations, and book collection boxes across the U.S. The company resells, donates, or responsibly recycles used books to achieve its mission. To date, Discover Books has donated more than 12 million books to those in need and has diverted over 700 million pounds of books from landfills.

About CCPL In 2015, Cecil County Public Library was awarded the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences National Medal, the highest recognition a library can earn.


Cincinnati Children's Hospital Reading & Literacy Discovery Center study on early childhood reading. https://www.ksl.com/article/46705121/this-is-your-childs-brain-on-books-scans-show-benefit-of-reading-vs-screen-time?fbclid=IwAR2KiyapwCSLk2uSqf3_BokgYaFxOJIV9mELCNuZTNJ0PxB219vJQDRebooks.com