Mobile Library Grant Beneficiary for 2017 Duck Race
BCLS Mobile Library M.O.R.E. is a beneficiary for 2017 Duck Race
The BCLS mobile library was a grant beneficiary for the 2017 Duck Race. This is the third time BCLS has been a recipient of this grant, the first of which provided the seed money to start funding the mobile library, a service that had not been available in the county for over 25 years.
A portion of the funds will be used to expand the mobile library’s Playaway collection. Playaways are an alternative to traditional audio books that cater to reluctant readers, visually impaired readers, readers who cannot access electronic audio books and other readers that prefer the audio book format. For example, Timberland High School students are enjoying the Playaway format and are becoming more engaged teens. Playaways benefit students who do not have internet access to download an audio book and who no longer have CD players at home.
About the Duck Race
Established by the Rotary Club of Daniel Island in 2007, this fundraising event has grown each year since and now includes six other Rotary Clubs in the greater Charleston area: Johns Island; Mt. Pleasant; North Charleston Breakfast; North Charleston; St. Andrews (West Ashley); and Summerville. The proceeds from this event are used to fund Rotary community service programs locally and around the world. Each of the participating Rotary clubs is designating one or more Lowcountry charities as named beneficiaries of the duck race. These charities represent a wide selection of local nonprofit organizations focused on health, food and nutrition, housing, children and families, and literacy. Over the past 10 years, this event has raised over $1,000,000 for local beneficiaries and Rotary projects worldwide.