BOOKMARKS NAMED WINSTON UNDER 40’S 2019 COMMUNITY PARTNER
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 6, 2019)— Bookmarks is honored to have been chosen as the 2019 Community Partner by Winston Under 40, the young professionals initiative of the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce. This partnership seeks to further Bookmarks’ impact and outreach in the community by providing volunteers and support for various events and initiatives.
This will include Bookmarks’ 15th annual Festival of Books and Authors, which will be held in downtown Winston-Salem from September 5–8, and Book Build: Fostering Connections by Building Collections. Book Build is an initiative to place 25,000 new and diverse books into all public schools in Winston-Salem and Forsyth County.
“We are excited to partner with Bookmarks this year and to provide support to this great community asset,” said Walter Farabee, Director of Talent Retention and Recruitment at the Winston-Salem Chamber of Commerce.
“Since opening our independent bookstore and gathering space in July of 2017,” said Ginger Hendricks, Executive Director, “we now understand more fully the importance of the work the Chamber does for our local community and economy. It is an honor to be chosen as a community partner by the Winston-Salem Chamber, and we are extremely grateful for their support.”
Winston Under 40 aims to engage and empower this population of our community through social activities and professional development opportunities. Winston Under 40 is also dedicated to providing service to the community and supporting nonprofit organizations. Each year, the advisory board identifies a local nonprofit to be its community partner and the group provides assistance to the organization in a variety of ways throughout the year.
Bookmarks is a literary arts nonprofit organization that fosters a love of reading and writing in the community. The programming connects readers with authors and books and is achieved through the largest annual book festival in the Carolinas (held September 5-8); an Authors in Schools program, which reaches 9,000 students annually; and year-round events in their gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore located at 634 W. Fourth Street #110. Visit bookmarksnc.org for more information.