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Rotary Club supporting literacy program

BUFORD - In an effort to encourage a lifetime of reading books, the Rotary Club of Buford/North Gwinnett is working to raise funds for Gwinnett County Public Library's "Littlest Reader" program, club officials say.

The club is supporting the program financially through matching Rotary International Foundation grants, as well as by preparing packets to be provided to newborns in the county.

"This program is designed to foster a love of reading, that we hope will begin at birth and continue throughout a lifetime," said Nancy Stanbery-Kellam, executive director of the Gwinnett County Public Library system and club member.

In other rotary news, the club has been busy coordinating service projects for the coming year, one of which is support of the CART (Coins for Alzheimer Research Trust) fund, which helps Alzheimer's research, local scholarships to North Gwinnett High School and Buford High School as well as many other international student exchange programs.

For more information about membership, call Membership Chair Tim Krajec at 678-957-5501 or Club President Valerie Dirksen at 678-804-2511 or visit www.northgwinnettrotary

.org. The club meets every Wednesday at noon for lunch.