RoCo readers program hosting book drive to put hundreds of books in the hands of students

RoCo Readers Volunteer/Tutor Therena Morris helping with book drive at RCLC office.

Promoting a love of literacy and self-confidence in young readers is the goal of the RoCo Readers program.

Their efforts have gifted hundreds of books to young readers in Claremore. This month they're hosting a book drive to replenish their stock before the next school year.

"In May, we completed our first year of the program at Claremont, Roosa, and Catalayah Elementary Schools in Claremore. We are excited to be adding Westside, Inola, and Justus Tiawah Elementary schools to our 2018-2019 program. Volunteers meet with students for 30 minutes each week, and at the end of the session, children are gifted a book from RoCo Readers," said Ashley Cook, with RoCo Readers. "Over this last school year, we gave out 480 books. We are hopeful to have a successful book drive this summer to ensure every student we work with will bring a book home each week."

Cook said the RoCo Readers will be collecting books for first through fourth grade students.

The book drive is June 15-June 25 and books can be dropped off at several locations across the county:

Catoosa- Walmart (19801 NE Robson Rd.)

Inola- Harps Food Store (30750 OK-88)

Claremore- Bright Beginnings (2550 Holly Rd)

Cappuccino Corner (900 E Will Rogers Blvd)

Dollar General (1620 N. Lynn Riggs Blvd)

Game Exchange (1001 W Will Rogers Blvd)

Homebased Services (104 S. Missouri Ave)

Reasor's (1000 W Will Rogers Blvd)

Walmart (1500 S Lynn Riggs Blvd)                        

RCLC brings the RoCo Readers program to Rogers County through a grant from Believe in-Reading. Rogers County Literacy Council is a volunteer-based literacy nonprofit serving Rogers County for over thirty years.  Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday at the Will Rogers Library 9:30 am to 4:30pm. Call 918-277-4331 for an appointment.If you are interested in volunteering for the RoCo Readers program, contact Ashley Cook at