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Free books donated to CPS

By Submitted, 05/10/18 3:18 PM

Clinton Primary School Principal Angela Stewart, center right, and Virginia Moore, CPS instructional facilitator, are presented books from the cache of 900 new children’s books recently donated to CPS by the Lillie Mae Smith Resource Room Women’s Ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church. Representing the Women’s Ministry are, left to right, Margaret Lister, Doris Donaldson, and Rev. James Lister, pastor of Rising Star Baptist Church. – Ken McLemore/Hope Public Schools

HOPE – Clinton Primary School students will have access to free books this summer as the result of a donation of children’s books to the early literacy program at Clinton Primary School.
The Lillie Mae Smith Resource Room Women’s Ministry of Rising Star Baptist Church in Hope made the donation of 900 books on May 1, according to Mary White, who was in charge of the donation.
“The Resource Room is located at the Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church,” White, who is director of the University of Arkansas-Hope TRiO program, said.
The church campus is located at 1002 E. Beech St., and the Smith Resource Room is open to the public, she said.
“The Women’s Ministry goal is for each Clinton Primary student to receive a new book to take home to read during the summer,” White said. “We invite the parents to visit the Resource Room during the summer to select additional books.”
Books are provided through a program of donations to the ministry at Rising Star Baptist, part of which is underwritten by Dr. Roscoe Smith, of Dallas, a native and alumnus of Hope. The program has previously provided book donations to the library at Yerger Middle School.