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Free book fair at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church

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New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Black WorldSchoolers Mobile Bookstore and The Oaks Academy are partnering to host a free children’s book fair for the local Martindale-Brightwood community. 

On Saturday, May 20, 2023 from 10am to 2pm (or until 500 books are given away), community members can visit church located at 1535 Dr. Andrew J Brown Ave. to select two free books to take home.

The books will include age-appropriate selections for children from birth to 12th grade spanning a variety of themes, from classics to new releases. 

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“We want to welcome young families into our community and thought sharing books was a wonderful way to do that. It’s been great to partnership with The Oaks and Black Worldschoolers to bring this event to life,” said Trustee of New Bethel Dr. Eric Yancy in a statement from The Oaks Academy.

He said each of their organizations intimately understand the importance of investing in the next generation and building strong communities.

In addition to free books, Paul’s Kitchen food truck will offer burgers, grilled cheese sandwiches and chicken tenders. Local community organizations like the Edna Martin Christian Center will be onsite to connect as well.

To learn more about the Children’s Book Fair, please contact The Oaks Academy at communications@theoaksacademy.org or (317) 426-7990. 

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