SGTC Honor Society collecting children’s books for NTHS Book Drive

October 19, 2016
Book Drive graphic
Book Drive graphic


South Georgia Technical College’s (SGTC) National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) is collecting new or gently used children’s books for its “Books for Brighter Beginnings” annual book drive. Both the Americus campus and the Crisp County Center chapter of NTHS will be collecting books, which will be distributed at the state level through the Georgia Fall Leadership Conference and at the local level to Pre-K, elementary, and primary schools in SGTC’s service delivery area.

For the Americus campus drive, NTHS will be accepting children’s book donations from now until November 30th, and the dropoff locations are in Hicks Hall, General Education program area in the Energy and Transportation Center, the Haynes building, and McLain Hall. For more information, contact NTHS advisor Raven Payne at or 229.931.2568.

The Crisp County Center chapter will be accepting book donations in the front lobby of the Crisp County Center from now until November 19th. Contact NTHS advisor Kari Bodrey at 229.271.4051 or, or NTHS advisor Katrice Taylor at 229.271.4068 or

Members of the National Technical Honor Society believe that reading is an essential part of developing and succeeding in life. Reading is an especially vital role in the lives of young children. Reading to children and having them read to you develops vital language skills that they will use throughout life. Reading can open up new ideas and different viewpoints on an array of different subjects, and can provide children with hours of wholesome fun while enhancing their social skills.