More than 3,000 books donated to LCSD

Joan Talley of Columbia, SC donated 3,006 used children’s books to Lee County Schools this week. Talley has been collecting children’s books for two and a half years and donates them to rural school districts that have a demonstrated need. Her giving is directed by Dr. Randall Gary, superintendent of schools for Lexington Three.  Talley, who gained a love for reading later in life, hopes the donations will foster that love in students sooner. Lee County School District is one of 11 to receive a portion of the more than 71,000 books she has donated across the state.

(L-R): Dr. Wanda Andrews, superintendent Lee County School District and Talley.