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Oct. 4

Oct. 4, 2016 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

CONTACT: 

Derek Rayment 

Public Relations Specialist, Office of Public Affairs 

531-MCC-2876 

 

MCC aims to help give away more than 25,000 books at Old Market fall festival 

 

OMAHA, Neb. — Metropolitan Community College, in collaboration with Metro transportation, will aim to give away more than 25,000 books at this year’s fall festival in the Old Market. The book giveaway is designed to encourage child and adult literacy while having fun. The giveaway, in conjunction with the festival, will take place Sunday, Oct. 30, 1-4 p.m. at 11th and Howard streets.  

 

The public is invited to browse the books in a library-like setting on a Metro bus and may take home up to three books for free. Fiction and nonfiction books are available for all ages and reading levels.  

 

“Reading is the cornerstone for success in education,” said MCC president Randy Schmailzl. “Providing books to children at an early age plants the seeds for lifelong learning.” 

 

The book donation stems from the work of MCC Foundation board member Terry McMullen, an owner of AIT Worldwide Logistics/Omaha and president of Cargo Zone LLC.  

 

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Metropolitan Community College, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, is a comprehensive, public community college that offers affordable, quality education to all residents of Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. Founded in 1974, MCC has the largest enrollment out of six community colleges in Nebraska and is the second largest postsecondary institution in the state. MCC serves more than 40,000 unique credit and noncredit students.