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 multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 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 books have received 28 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 4 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 5 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 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 1 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, 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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