For Release October 29, 2018
Drop Your Drawers @ the Library
Briefly speaking, the Marshall County Public Library needs your help for a good cause. Drop Your Drawers @ the Library, a cooperative effort with libraries all across the state, seeks to make sure that every child shows up to school and stays in school for the whole school day in clean underwear that fits.
Drop off packages of new underwear for boys and girls, preferably sizes 4-16, during November at any of the library’s branches. Donations will help replenish Marshall County elementary and middle schools’ supplies of emergency underpants and provide direct assistance to each school’s Family Resource Centers.
Underwear is a basic need and one that is easily forgotten. Schools are handing out multiple pairs a day at each of our elementary and middle schools to children who need clean underwear due to accidents at school or issues at home. Because parents often are unable to bring fresh underwear to their children during school hours, children can miss valuable learning time in the classroom.
Underwear will be distributed evenly to six elementary schools and two middle schools in Marshall County
The Drop Your Drawers campaign is easily recognizable by the popular character of Captain Underpants by author and illustrator Dav Pilkey.
The library’s collection of Captain Underpants’ children’s books will be on display (and available to check out) during the Drop Your Drawers campaign. By all means, stay awhile and enjoy the library’s many services. (The visit doesn’t really need to be brief!) For more information about the campaign, visit www.marshallcolibrary.org.
Underwear may be dropped off at the Marshall County Public Library @Benton, @Calvert City, or @Hardin.
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Attached: Photo of Captain Underpants
The image of Captain Underpants, a character in a series of popular children’s books, is copyrighted material and used with permission by author, Dav Pilkey and his publisher, Scholastic.