Twin Lakes Civitan – Helping Special Needs Children to Read!


I have blogged in the past about this admirable organization, Twin Lakes Civitan, that helps special needs children of all ages to read by collecting books from authors. Read previous posts, here, here and here.

Here is an email I recently received from them. Contact person: LeQuita Foster

I just wanted to touch base with you. Our club still collects books through out the year to pack in a book bag and give out to Special Needs children in our area schools. At this point, we give to the following schools: Cotter, Norfork, Calico Rock, Mountain Home, Flippin, and Yellville-Summit schools here in northern Arkansas.  We may add a christian academy this year. We filled approx. 180 book bags last year. The kids and the teachers love the project. It is accually one of our favorite projects.
The books you have sent to us in the past were wonderful and most appreciated. We were wondering if you would be interested in helping us again this year.
Our address is still Twin Lakes Civitan P.O. Box 1613 Mountain Home, AR 72654. Again, thank you very much.
Twin Lakes Civitan

If you have helped in the past or would like to help now please contact them at their address above and send along your books to encourage children of all ages to read. Thank you!

My fellow authors, this is one way to get your books into the hands of children. Isn’t that one of the reasons we write – for children to read and enjoy our books? Please spread some joy through reading!

Please help Twin Lakes Civitan enable special needs children to learn how important reading is to their development. Thank you for anything you can do to help these children.

Thank you so much for stopping by and for your continued support.


Reading is good for your health. Start reading today and get healthier.

Blessings & Hugs!


About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with 12 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 9 middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and 3 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Davey & Derek Book 6, and Abby & Holly Books 1 & 2 all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Abby & Holly Book 1 School Dance won a Bronze Medal from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah and Mariah’s Revenge were Finalists in Authorsdb First Lines Contest, Book 4 of Davey & Derek Series was a Finalist in Red City Review and received a 5-Star Review from Readers’ Favorite Book Awards. All Janice's books are available on, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 4 of Abby & Holly series for girls and a Dragon series for young children. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2020 and beyond along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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