WASHINGTON, DC — Today, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) deliver 203 books totaling more than $3,000 to three Gwinnett Public Schools. Rep. Bourdeaux visited Summerour Middle in Norcross, North Gwinnett Middle in Sugar Hill, and White Oak Elementary in Buford. At each school, she met with school officials and students.
“This is a fun program where we can get some good books to our school libraries from the Library of Congress. As a young person, I was an avid reader, and I know how important reading is for our children,” said Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux. “Each of these books is a new chance to learn for our students. This is a wonderful opportunity to help our public schools and expand their libraries to help students grow their reading skills and be better prepared as they advance their education.”
The books are part of the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program, which allows Members of Congress to request surplus books from the Library for distribution to local schools. Rep. Bourdeaux’s staff spent months working with the Library of Congress to identify and collect books that they thought Gwinnett students would enjoy.
Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux lives with her family in Suwanee, Georgia, and represents Georgia’s 7th Congressional District in the 117th Congress. Carolyn is a strong advocate for affordable health care, and economic recovery that puts workers and small businesses first, and investing in her district’s world-class public education system and transportation infrastructure.
Georgia’s fast-changing 7th Congressional District includes portions of the northeast Atlanta metropolitan area, including portions of Forsyth and Gwinnett counties and cities Peachtree Corners, Berkeley Lake, Sugar Hill, Norcross, Cumming, Lawrenceville, Duluth, Snellville, Lilburn, Suwanee, Grayson, and Buford.