Two clubs at Switzerland County High School teamed up to try to help our community share the gift of literacy over the past two weeks. Book Club, led by Meganmarie Dennis, and Students Against Destructive Decisions, led by Adam Pietrykowski, hosted a book drive at the middle and high schools. Mr. Pietrykowski said “The initial goal of the drive was to get enough books donated to fill two mobile libraries that are being created in Mrs. Madonna Jordan’s class at the middle school. We were thinking around 300 books, but when these students put their mind to it they really accomplish big things.” The book drive was extremely successful, collecting over 2500 books that will be distributed to children throughout Switzerland County, used to stock the mobile libraries, and some will even be sent to Kentucky communities still recovering from the storms that devastated them not long ago. Book Club sponsor Meganmarie Dennis said “It was great to see our students sorting through the donations, reliving wonderful memories of books they read in their own childhoods. Now those books will be making new memories for a whole new generation.” Studies have shown that children who have more access to books in their home are more likely to become successful readers later in life, so programs like this can make a lasting impact in our community.