Books at Kids’ Closet

Kids at the Closet select books to take home.

Kids at the Closet select books to take home.

Nan Nasser

Do you remember, or even have, one of the first books you read? Did your children, grandchildren enjoy Pat the Bunny or Beatrix Potter stories? Remember Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series? Books have a magical way with children and are among the special items that children coming to Kids’ Closet may select and take home.

SaddleBrooke Community Outreach has operated Kids’ Closet for 20 years, primarily as a source of clothing appropriate for classroom wear. Because books are special, SBCO added the offering of two books to each child who visits the closet. All books are on shelves displayed by grade level, making it easier for a child and volunteer to find appropriate reading material.

The children take the books home, never having to return them to a library.

A reading program associated with SBCO provides bookcases in one community. These are built by high school students and are designed to stack on top of each other, saving valuable space in an often cramped manufactured home. Children work very hard on their reading skills in order to receive a shelf, and new books for that special place.

SBCO welcomes your participation in our book distribution. New books are preferred for ages pre-school through eighth grade. There are health laws SBCO must follow to insure the safety of the children. You are invited to make a donation to SBCO or even buy a book when in a local store. Bring your gifts to Suite L in the commercial center on SaddleBrooke Boulevard. The SBCO office is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The office phone is 520-825-3302. You will make a youngster very happy.