Monday, March 18, 2019

The 2019 "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway"

The 2019 "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway"

The 5th annual "For the Love of Literacy Pizza + Books Giveaway" was another huge success! We'd like to thank all of our attendees, and most of all, our volunteers, sponsors and donors: Loutit District LibraryThe BookmanBrilliance PublishingSchool Zone Publishing CompanyDomino's Pizza Grand HavenChild Development Services - Lakeshore Head StartFirst Presbyterian Church of Grand HavenJoyful Noise ChildcareSweet TemptationsREAD Ottawa, 8th graders from Lakeshore Middle School, National Honor Society students from Grand Haven High School, and many other local helpers. Thank you for making this event possible and for helping us to share our love of literacy! Enjoy the coming soon!!

Monday, February 4, 2019

Joyful Noise C-Fund "Love of Literacy" Book-Drive at The Bookman

The Bookman and Joyful Noise C-Fund along with Joyful Noise Childcare are hosting a book drive!

Anyone with a new book to donate for a child! Books can be purchased on site at The Bookman, or brought from elsewhere and deposited in the drop-off box.

Age appropriate, new books for infants through school-age children.
This book drive is being organized to support the FREE For the Love of Literacy Pizza Plus Books Giveaway 2019 giveaway! This event will benefit families and children in need with books and a pizza dinner on Wednesday, March 13th.


From Tuesday, Feb 5th to Friday, March 8th--you have over a month to drop off as many books as you like for children from ages 0-8 years!


The Bookman located at 715 Washington St. in Grand Haven, MI. You will find a labeled drop-off box inside!


Supporting early childhood learning and families is a mission of the Joyful Noise C-Fund, a Joyful Noise Childcare non-profit organization benefiting young children, parents and caregivers.

They need YOUR help to make a difference in the community.

Stop by and donate a book next week, and give our story a happy ending!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Joyful Noise C-Fund's For the Love of Literacy "Pizza Plus Books" 2019 Event!

Pizza Plus Books Returns For the Fifth Year At the Loutit Library!


Joyful Noise Christian Childcare’s C-Fund is ready to give away many brand new books to young readers at the fifth consecutive “Pizza Plus Books” event on Wednesday, March 13th from 4:30-6:30 p.m., in program rooms A and B at Loutit District Library in Grand Haven!

No registration is necessary for the book fair, which is open to the public and will offer free books to underserved children from infancy up through eight years of age. Attendees can also enjoy a free pizza dinner from Domino’s as well as access to other early childhood resources.

“I have been able to help at the Literacy Event each year,” said Sue Sturgill, financial administrator of Joyful Noise Christian Childcare. “It is so heartwarming to watch the kids pick out their books! Reading is so important at an early age and I am very proud to help get books into children's hands.”

A 2005 High Scope learning study found that “the greatest amount of brain growth occurs between birth and age five” and that nearly all of the brain’s core structure has been formed by the age of just 3 years old. A strong foundation for literacy is developed at this time, and access to age-appropriate books is an essential part of that groundwork and a cornerstone of the Joyful Noise C-Fund’s Love of Literacy program mission. The C-Fund seeks to connect young children and families with not only high-quality books, but also early childhood resources to support lifelong learning.


WHEN: Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Loutit District Library, Program Rooms A & B

WHO: Children from infancy through 8 years of age and their families

WHAT: Free age-appropriate, new books and a free pizza dinner!


Sally Segers, Director

(616) 847-6600