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Pictured are members of Girl Scout Troop #78 (back row, left to right) Olivia Freiberg, Lauren Davern, Morgan Karlov, Lucy Haas; (middle row, left to right) Katlyn Kinsch, Audrey Balester, Angelina Izzo, Makayla Lamb, Georgia Dillenburg, Maddie Collura; (front row, left to right) Marissa Elia, Mallory Rupslauk, Emily Hill, Anna Vanisko and Katie O’Flynn at the New Lenox Township Food Pantry with the shelf they painted and books collected as part of their Books for Life service project. (Photo submitted)
Staff Report
4:36 pm CDT July 11, 2014

Girl Scout Troop #78 spent two months collecting books from their own collections and from the community for its Books for Life service project. 

The girls collected more than 1,600 books to provide needy families with personal libraries. They decorated a bookshelf, placed it in the lobby of the New Lenox Township Food Pantry and filled it with books. Families visiting the food pantry can choose books from the shelf to take home and create their own reading