(WREG-TV) The Shelby County branch of Books from Birth got a big donation Monday.
Shelby County Mayor Mark Luttrell presented the group with a $10,000 check.
The money was raised at the mayor’s charitable golf tournament held in September.
Books from Birth helps get children ready for kindergarten by giving books to children from the time they’re born to 5 years old.
“Right now we are putting books in the hands of about 36,000 children across Shelby County and that list grows each month.”
Books from Birth was launched in Shelby County in 2005.
Since then, 74,000 families have enrolled and more than a thousand families are added each month.