Panama City, FL –
BAY COUNTY, Florida (WMBB) – For the month of July, Bay County Public Library locations hosted a food drive for four-legged friends in the community, while promoting summer reading.
The food drive benefits both the Salty Cats of St. Andrews Rescue and the Alaqua Animal Refuge.
Items requested include cat and dog food (dry and canned), clumping cat litter, toys and more.
Donations will be accepted at the Bay County Public Library, Parker Public Library, and Panama City Beach Public Library.
The food drive correlates with the library’s summer reading program, “Tails and Tales,” which encourages children to read animal stories.
Sarah Burris, community relations and marketing coordinator for the Bay County Library, said the library wants people to come with their children to maintain their reading skills when they are not in school.
“It’s important to read in the summer because there’s a thing called ‘the summer slide’ where kids will fall behind if they don’t read during the summer months,” Burris said. .
She recommends two to three hours of reading per week to keep children’s skills on track.
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