Volume 7, Issue 10
107 West Main Street
Whiteville, NC 28472

July 2020
A contactless curbside service is NOW available to our patrons
To help limit the spread of COVID-19 and continue to keep our community safe, the Smart Start ELF remains CLOSED to the public. We are excited to be offering a new contactless curbside pick up and drop off service.
It’s as easy as 1. 2. 3!

  1. CALL THE ELF AT 910-212-6352: If you don’t get an answer please leave a message and you will be contacted within 24 hours.
  2. RESERVE ITEMS, SCHEDULE PURCHASE OF SUPPLIES, AND/OR MAKE REQUESTS: The ELF staff will let you know when the reserved resources/books are ready for pick up. We will set up a time for a contactless curbside pick up/drop off. Workroom visits must be scheduled ahead of time.
  3. CURBSIDE PICK UP OR DROP OFF: Once you arrive to the ELF/curbside, call us at 910-212-6352. Your pick up bin/drop off bin will be brought outside with no direct contact necessary.

Summer READ to me Challenge - It’s time to sign up!
For pre-readers and young readers
(birth—5 years)
July 6, 2020 – August 7, 2020

Call the Smart Start Early Learning Facility (ELF) at 910-212-6352. If there is no answer, leave a message, including your name and phone number. We will contact you to complete a registration form and mail or email you the Challenge guidelines and a Reading Log.
From July 6th through Aug 7 th , each time you read to your child(ren), document the information on the Reading Log.
At the end of the Challenge, mail or drop off your child’s completed Reading Log. If you complete the Challenge and you return the Reading Log, your child will receive a participation certificate and their name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of several great prizes!
Follow us on  Facebook  (@ColumbusSmartStart) and watch our page for extra incentives throughout the summer reading challenge.
The 2020 Census is happening now. Shape our children of Columbus County by participating in the census! If you have a baby and he/she was born on April 1, 2020 or before please include them on the count for the census form. To learn more, visit www.census.gov
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Here is how it works: Click the link ( smile.amazon.com/ch/56-1966108 ) and choose Columbus County Partnership for Children as your charitable organization on the AmazonSmile "supporting" banner along the top left of the page. On your laptop or computer, visit  smile.amazon.com and bookmark it to your favorites or sidebar. Use the AmazonSmile bookmark whenever you shop on Amazon.

On your mobile device, visit  smile.amazon.com and add it as a shortcut to your home screen. Amazon’s mobile apps don’t work with AmazonSmile so be sure to use the shortcut on your home screen to launch AmazonSmile in your mobile browser before purchasing the items in your cart.
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