December 2, 2020

Books & Books Donates ‘Wimpy Kid’ Books to PIN Students

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IMG_1180_LRGeorge Town Primary students who attend St George’s Anglican Church’s afterschool programme, known as PIN (Positive Intervention Now), were recently presented with their ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ book of choice by Books & Books manager Megan McCluskey.

Ms Marlene Ricketts is the coordinator of the afterschool programme, which focusses on developing young people intellectually, emotionally and spiritually, and she says the youngsters, all aged around 11, were extremely excited when they heard they would be given a copy of a book from their favourite series.

“PIN runs every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afterschool from 3pm until 6pm and we encourage reading among the many fun and educational activities that we provide for the young people,” she explained. “When the children found out that Books & Books was going to make such a generous donation they were counting down the days until they would receive their books! We are extremely grateful to Megan for helping to support our programme in such a positive way.”

Ms McCluskey is a familiar face at George Town Primary; she reads with the students once a week as part of Rotary Sunrise’s Reading Partner programmes.

“When we heard that the PIN group really enjoyed the ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid’ series we were more than happy to ensure that each child had a copy of the book that they most wanted to read,” Ms McCluskey stated. “Encouraging reading at a young age is such an important way to ensure a lifelong love of books and we are delighted to facilitate this with the PIN programme youngsters.”

Founded in 1982 by Mitchell Kaplan, Books & Books is exceptionally well-respected in the literary community as one of America’s most successful independent bookstores with three locations in South Florida – plus stores in Grand Cayman, Westhampton Beach, Miami International Airport and the Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale.

Books & Books Grand Cayman is located in the Town Centre of Camana Bay, at 45 Market Street, where it is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00am to 9:00pm. The store number is 345.640.2665.

Books & Books was one of the first shops to open in the Town Centre of Camana Bay; Grand Cayman’s most vibrant shopping and entertainment destination. The store is designed to encourage customers to explore and creates a sense of discovery with a large section dedicated to Caymanian authors, as well as a vast number of titles of Caribbean interest. A light and airy room dedicated to children has a particularly impressive selection of picture books in addition to toys, educational games and books for kids of all ages. The new and notable fiction section includes New York Times bestsellers, while the art room has a comprehensive collection of architecture, design, photography and gardening books.

The Books & Books International Visiting Author Series brings renowned authors from around the world to Grand Cayman. The store has hosted more than 100 writers including Salman Rushdie, Michael Ondaatje, Robert Goolrick, Alexander McCall Smith and Dylan Lauren and children’s authors and illustrators such as Mo Willems, Loren Long and Anna Dewdney.

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Students with their new ‘Wimpy Kid’ books along with (l-r) PIN volunteer Cayman Prep and High student Beth Turnbull, Books & Books manager Megan McCluskey, PIN volunteer teacher Jean Spence, PIN coordinator Marlene Ricketts, PIN volunteer Lindsey Turnbull of Mayflower Features and PIN volunteer Cayman Prep and High School student Emma Turnbull



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