Indian River County Receives Donation Of 5,000 Books

Pictured is the owner and author of Wilbooks, Bruce Larkin. 

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The Education Foundation of Indian River County would like to thank Wilbooks for donating
5,000 reading books to 17 public Indian River County schools. Mr. Bruce Larkin, owner of
Wilbooks and author of more than eight hundred early children’s books contacted the Education
Foundation to make the donation. One of Bruce Larkin’s goals is to encourage and support early
literacy efforts. In keeping with that mission, a large number of grants will be made available to
help fund expenses for selected early literacy professionals (grades K-3) attending International
Reading Association or Reading Recovery conferences. Bruce Larkin will award five hundred
(500) grants each school year, up to a maximum of two hundred dollars ($200.00) each, to help
offset expenses incurred attending these valuable conferences. Time for review of applications
is required in advance of the conference, so educators should complete this form as soon as
possible by visiting: www.wilbooks.com/scholarships/travelgrant.php. The Education Foundation
of Indian River County exists to enhance and enrich educational opportunities for all students
and teachers, in both public and private schools, through effective fundraising and efficient
allocation of resources. The Education Foundation works to link and engage business and
community leaders in this process. To learn more about the Education Foundation of Indian River
County, please visit: www.edfoundationirc.org.