Bring Me a Book reflects on community partnerships

Library card

One of a series of colorful cards created and distributed by Bring Me a Book Franklin to promote reading in young children. This card reminds parents that free books can be obtained at public libraries.

Published: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 09:56 AM.


David Watts opened the meeting by saying, “Bring Me a Book Franklin has put roots down in the soil in Franklin County , now we need to see how the tree will grow.”

He restated the organization’s goal of providing young children and their parents with access to quality books. This summer the Watts attended the three-day “One Goal Conference for Early Learning” in Tampa and were invited to present on the Bring Me a Book outreach.

The Watts said during the event, they saw no other group focused on simply having fun with books. Michaelin Watts said BMAB stresses the value of reading aloud to youngsters.

“Even parents who can’t read can talk about pictures,” she said.

Local pediatricians have joined in the outreach by distributing books to patients under age 5 after each office visit. The doctor’s office staff keeps track of what books the child has already received to avoid duplications. Michaelin Watts said pediatricians Drs. Elizabeth Currie and Robert Head have both joined the program.

The Watts said there are now 27 partnerships with other support programs in place.

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