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Reading Camp visits A New Chapter Bookstore

Campers and youth counselors each picked out a book to take home, provided by a grant from the United Way of Greenbrier Valley. Erin Hurst, United Way executive director, read aloud a book selection to the group and David Craddock, bookstore owner, was also on hand to help the students purchase their books.

For four years Reading Camp has relied on a cooperative effort with the United Way, Greenbrier County schools, local churches in Lewisburg, and various civic organizations and clubs to host a summer reading day camp. Over 30 different individuals and groups lent support to this year’s camp held at St. James’ Episcopal Church. The camps strive to include a visit to a public library and a book store whenever possible, as well as include a visit from a West Virginian children’s author. In addition to the trip to A New Chapter, the group visited the Ronceverte Public Library, and hosted a visit from authors Marc Harshman and Anna Egan Smucker to discuss their latest book on Frank Lloyd Wright’s house Fallingwater.

Reading Camp is an outreach…

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