In 2014, Weymouth partnered with Angie Tally at The Country Bookshop to expand a project that she launched called “Authors in Moore Schools” (AIMS).
AIMS began in 1994 with a seed planted by Joan Scott, then owner of The Country Bookshop, when she initiated the Angel Tree Project to provide books to needy Moore County students during the holiday season. This seed grew into a partnership between Moore County Schools, The Country Bookshop, and a number of major publishing houses to bring bestselling authors into local schools.
Authors in Moore Schools’ (AIMS) mission is to promote the love of reading by bringing students, parents, schools, communities, and authors together through great books.
AIMS’ goal is to secure funds to one day be able to provide autographed books to all children who are not able to afford their own. As part of the AIMS program, authors visit schools to speak to the children and sign their books, which in many cases will be the first they’ve ever owned.