<p>A program launched by the President’s Staff Advisory Council at Brown University in partnership with the Brown University Bookstore will help fill the library shelves at the Seque Institute for Learning, a Central Falls middle school. The program gives a discount to anyone who buys the school a book from a list of titles developed by the school’s library staff and teachers.</p>

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A new three-month pilot program organized by the Brown University President's Staff Advisory Council in partnership with the Brown University Bookstore is aiming to help fill the school library at the Segue Institute for Learning, a middle school in Central Falls, R.I.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, the Brown University Bookstore will sell titles selected by Segue’s library staff and teachers for a 15-percent discount through Saturday, Dec 31, 2011. Anyone contributing a book will also receive a 15-percent coupon to be used for a future purchase. Books can be purchased in the store or on the Bookstore website. The goal of the Segue School Book Benefit is to deliver 500 books to the school’s library.

The Bookstore will host an opening event Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, from 4 to 6 p.m. Segue School officials and students will attend to read stories to young children and provide more information about the school. The event is open to the public and families are invited.

The Segue School Book Benefit is being launched as a pilot program, called “Building Rhode Island — Book by Book,” which could help other community groups and schools obtain books for children.

“Part of our mission in representing Brown University’s more than 4,000 employees is to encourage social responsibility and service to the surrounding community,’ said Heather Hower, chair of the President’s Staff Advisory Council. “We are excited about the potential impact of this pilot program on the children of Rhode Island, primarily, to help them discover the joy of reading.”

The Brown University Bookstore is located at 244 Thayer St. For more information, call 401-863-3168 or 800-695-2050.