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A note from Jennifer

I am thrilled to announce that we are expanding Books by the Bay into a two-day literary festival.  Books by the Bay 2020, Sasquatch to the Salish Sea is happening on October 23rd and 24th, more information below. This expanded program allows us to feature authors and books that engage different audiences. This year our Friday program is more grown-up friendly, while our Saturday program appeals to all ages, including children, youth, and families. We hope you can join us.  

Books by the Bay is October 23 & 24

This year's virtual benefit event shares stories from Salish to Sasquatch! Max Brooks, best-selling author of World War Z and Devolution: A Sasquatch Massacre joins us for Friday's gala (7pm), while We Are Puget Sound author David Workman and photographer Brian Walsh lead children and families on a journey to discover and recover the Salish Sea on Saturday (10am). 

RSVP online here by October 8 to submit author questions.

Thank you to our generous event sponsors: 

AmeriCorps Activities

We would like to welcome our three new AmeriCorps members, Nicole Nichols from VISTA, Chelsea Mancilla from Washington Service Corps, and BluKody Christensen from Community Youth Services to the SSRF family. We would also like to give an official welcome to our new Volunteer Coordinator, Sarah Gage. Welcome new team, thank you for being here!  

See their smiling faces and learn about their favorite kids' books here!

Volunteer Connections

SSRF volunteers served a total of 135 hours in September, a gift worth $3433.05! Thank you volunteers!

Now that we have officially reopened our doors after quarantine, we welcome any and all new or returning volunteers who’d like to donate their free time to our cause. However, we must still be cautious: masks must be worn, hands must be washed and sanitized, and no one exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19 should come to volunteer. We thank you for your patience as we try to navigate what volunteering looks like in these new times.

Check out our online calendar for upcoming volunteer events and contact read2me@nthurston.k12.wa.us for more information. 

Partner Feature: NTPS Family & Youth Resource Center

We’re so happy to be once again safely serving our community in partnership with our neighbor, North Thurston Public Schools Family  & Youth Resource (FYR) Center

As a place for NTPS families & students in need to find help and other resources, the FYR Center provides weekly drive-through “grab & go” services two times per week. You’ll find us there sharing books 1:00-3:00pm Thursdays! 



South Sound Reading Foundation
305 College St NE, Lacey, WA 98516
(360) 412-4499
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