Thursday, June 14, 2012
A Plea for Books
At the end of April 2012, Chedoke Elementary School experienced a devastating fire that knocked out their science labs and shut down an entire wing of the school. Thankfully, no one was hurt as the fire occurred well after school hours; however, due to extensive smoke and water damage, an enormous portion of the school library was lost.
Since then, parents, teachers, and other community members have rallied together to begin replacing the library's inventory. Despite heroic efforts, there are still hundreds of books that need to be replaced in time for the start of the 2012-2013 school year in September.
The school teaches students ages 4 through 13 and books appropriate for these age groups are being diligently sought. Given the very limited budgets allotted to school libraries, donations are the key. As an avid reader and lover/collector of books, I am putting this out there in the hopes that you may want to donate a book or more to this school. No child should be without a fully stocked library at school!
If this is something that appeals to you, please mail your book(s) to the following address:
Chedoke Elementary School
500 Bendamere Ave.
Even one small book will make a huge difference to these students. I want to thank everyone in advance for their kindness and generosity.