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Biloxi Reads!

Biloxi Reads! is a reading enrichment initiative brought to our community by Gulf Coast Training & Education Services, LLC in partnership with Southern Bound Book Shop in D'Iberville, MS, and other Coast nonprofit organizations.

We started over the summer of 2020 during COVID because we wanted to encourage students to continue reading throughout the summer and foster a love of reading for our entire community!  In the fall of 2020, we turned our attention to the senior citizens in our community, and we kicked off 2021 focusing on our veterans.  Now, we strive to serve a myriad of special groups to ensure they have the opportunity to read, receive books, and continue learning.

For the months of November and December 2022, we're focusing on toddlers!  

If you would like free books for your toddlers, all you need to do is post videos or pictures on our Gulf Coast Training & Education Services Facebook page telling us why you would love to get your little one reading, and what books you would prefer!  From Monday to Thursday each week, we will accept entries (1 per person) on our page and each week on Friday, we will announce the name of the winner.  The winner will either receive a $25 gift card from Southern Bound Book Shop to purchase the book(s) of their choice or they may choose from our on-site collection of books.

In return, we will ask that you please sign a release so we may post a photo of the winner on our social media pages!  All winners must use their gift 2022 gift cards no later than January 31, 2023.


Please contact Sheila Farr at Gulf Coast Training & Education Services, LLC, at (228) 229-3117 for additional information.  We also provide free literacy coaching, so if you know of someone who could benefit, please let us know. We're excited to bring this to Biloxi and hope to be able to continue similar reading programs throughout the remainder of the year and beyond!

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