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Books for Mentees Is Back!

Grand Area Mentoring is pleased to announce that the Mountains and Plain Independent Booksellers Association and Moab’s own Back of Beyond Books have sponsored the Books for Mentees program

in 2016/2017! It is designed to spread the love of reading and the benefits of literacy to our community’s promising youngsters by providing free books. For many of our mentees, this will be a rare opportunity to choose a book at their reading level and in their area of interest – whether that’s middle-grade, graphic novels, young adult, picture books, or nonfiction. Back of Beyond has a wide selection of titles for all ages and appetites.

1) To participate in the Books for Mentees program, mentors claim a book voucher at the Grand Area Mentoring office.

2) Once issued by Dan or Megan, these vouchers are good for book(s) at Back of Beyond, valued up to $18. Then mentors and students can plan an off-campus outing to the bookstore with another match. Tell Megan when your plan is complete. Call or text her at: 435-260-9645.

3) During your off-campus outing, carefully venture down to Back of Beyond and browse their awesome selection. Don’t forget to bring the voucher, which must be turned in for redemption. Help your mentee look at the various sections of the store. Explain the difference between fiction and non-fiction. Ask about her favorite things to read. Help her spend the $18 wisely.

Whatever books you help your mentee choose will be his to take home, to own – no catches, no obligations. He can read and re-read it and put it on a shelf as a reminder of the fun to be had in the world of books. Let’s help our kids have fun with books!

The cooler months will be a perfect time to do something new and spread the gift of literacy. Don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Plan today.


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