PNBGC receives grant for books


Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club elementary school age members celebrated Dr. Seuss’ Birthday with books and more books filling their imaginations with possibility. The birthday celebration was a part of Read Across America Week. The books were awarded to the Club through a grant that was submitted by the Pi Phi Ladies.  

Each grade level had the opportunity to participate in a book fair, story time and an art lesson.


“Read across America Week was the perfect time for the students to shop for personal books and celebrate the world of reading,” Diedra Richbow, PNBGC Program Coordinator shared. “Each student was allowed to select two books to have of their own. Once the students selected their books, they were given time to read and enjoy their gifts.”

The students also participated in story time and were spent art hour painting or drawing a piece of artwork that reflected something that they liked about their book. The remaining books that were purchased through the grant have been placed in a library for PNBGC members. 

“This library will afford the members the opportunity to have reading time during the afternoon. We are so grateful that the Pi Phi Ladies secured this grant and has enabled us to provide this additional resource to our members,” Stacy McClendon, PNBGC Director shared. The students and staff would like to send a special thank you to everyone that was responsible for the books and access to a permanent library. We look forward to the many adventures we will experience through our new books!”

For more information about Pete Nance Boys & Girls Club visit, 706-920-1400