Ocean Springs Girl Launches School Book Drive

An Ocean Springs first grader is writing letters to celebrities, seeking donations of new books for her school's expanding library.

Caitlin Fournier wants to help fill all the book shelves in the newly renovated library at Pecan Park Elementary school. With the help of her mother, she wrote dozens of letters to VIP's around the world.

The unique book drive is already showing results. The school has already received several new books, including one from Tiger Woods.

"We're very proud of her and her mom," Caitlin's first grade teacher, Madelyn Peresich, said.  "They just came up with the idea on their own. And every time we get a new book in, it's just like Christmas. We get all excited. We show everybody."

Young Caitlin says it's important to read, because you learn a lot of things.

If you'd like to help out with Caitlin's book drive, you can drop off a new book at Pecan Park Elementary school in Ocean Springs.