First Book-LCSC begins book auction fundraiser
The First Book-Lewis-Clark State College Advisory Board is holdings its second annual First Book Auction as a fundraiser and to those looking for ideas for the holiday season.
First Book-LCSC has received a variety of books and all are autographed by the author and available to for online bidding. Topics include fiction, nonfiction, history, romance, mystery, novels, children, and poetry.
Some of the books currently up for bid have appeared on the New York Times Best Selling list, and include authors such as David Baldacci, Kevin J. Anderson, Jacquelyn Mitchard, and Diane Ackerman.
The auction is at www.lcscauction.com and more books will be put up for bid before the holidays. To bid on a book, go to the Web site listed above and view the books available. To bid on a book, there will be an online form to fill out. Each book had a time limit that it is up for bid and the highest bidder when time runs out will receive the book.
All proceeds from the auction will go to purchase new books for low income children in the Lewiston-Clarkston area.
Any author or illustrator who wants to donate a book can do so by contacting Jasmine Petersen at (208) 792-2194.
First Book is a nonprofit organization with the mission of giving children from low-income families the opportunity to read and own their first new books. First Book’s model is national in scope, but local in impact.
The First Book – LCSC Campus Advisory Board works with local groups such as Boys and Girls Clubs, Head Start, and local schools to reach children in need and provide them with free books and educational materials. To date, First Book-LCSC has distributed over 23,000 new books to 2,300 children from Asotin to Whitebird.
Also, First Book is teaming up with Borders, Borders Express, and Waldenbooks so that customers can make a point-of-sale donation to First Book through Dec. 24. By making a purchase in either store, customers can make a donation to First Book. All funds raised will go to purchase book gift cards to give to community groups that serve children from low-income families so they can get books directly into the hands of the children they serve.
For more information on First Book-LCSC, contact Petersen at either email@example.com or 792- 2058.