Rotary of Tuscaloosa capped off its multi-year commitment with a $35,000 check to Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School on Monday. This was the final payment of the $100,000.00 donation for Book Buddies, a literacy program designed to connect young readers with community volunteers.
The program started in 2017 and garnered the support of Rotarians who pledged both finances and time. These volunteers go through comprehensive training where they learn literacy best practices and how to effectively work with a striving reader.
These funds will be used to support the Book Buddies literacy efforts to increase reading skills as well as increase the library circulation with new books.