United Way expands book fairs to 7 Middle Georgia counties

United Way of Central Georgia has expanded its book fair to seven Middle Georgia counties with more than 6,000 new books being given to local students.

Every student in nine Middle Georgia elementary schools will receive a new book for summer reading, according to a news release. The book fair is part of United Way of Central Georgia’s efforts to raise literacy rates in Central Georgia.

The book fairs will take place in the following counties and schools:

Baldwin: Eagle Ridge Elementary School;

Bibb: Alexander II Elementary and Ingram-Pye elementary schools;

Crawford: Crawford County Elementary School;

Houston: C.B. Watson Primary and Pearl Stephens elementary schools;

Jones: Wells Elementary School;

Monroe: Katherine B. Sutton Elementary School;

Peach: Hunt Elementary School.

The goal of the book fair is to maintain or boost student literacy levels by retaining reading interest over the summer.

For more information about the United Way of Central Georgia and its 2015 book fairs, go to