Authors in Moore Schools

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Author Alan Gratz visited Southern Pines Elementary School and with a grant from First Bank, each 5th grader received a copy of Alan’s book “The League of Seven.”

 

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 best selling 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.

Author Jeffrey Brown at Aberdeen Elementary School

Our 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.

The AIMS initiative stimulates interest in reading at an early age, and is one step towards raising the percentage of Moore County students reading on grade level. Please consider making a donation to Weymouth/AIMS program and help promote the love of reading in Moore County.