Are the kids starting to get antsy now that the summer is beginning to fade? Or maybe a rainy day has you looking around for something to do? Well, here's an activity that will help free up some of your space and benefit the library as well. One of our third grade students took advantage of her extra vacation time and went through her bookshelves at home. Knowing she'd see me at the HopRec reading program, she brought in two crates stuffed full with books that she no longer reads to donate to our library! I'm happy to accept donations all year round. I add books that our library can use to the collection, and the rest are put aside for our free book swap during Reading Week. I can tell that this young lady takes excellent care of her books at home because all of the copies are in great shape. You'll see many of these titles appear in our "New Book" display at school in September!
Donations don't have to be in perfect condition to be accepted.
Even a worn book can find new life in the hands of an eager reader!
I have been the teacher-librarian at Ashaway Elementary School since the fall of 1996.
Besides reading (of course!) my hobbies include designing and creating pieces with stained glass, hiking, photography, and Geocaching. Those last three go together especially well! You can read my Geocaching blog by visiting: http://purplecatpaws.wordpress.com/
If you've never heard of Geocaching, you might want to visit this site first for a 2-minute video: http://www.geocaching.com/videos/#cat=cat:newbies&vid=-4VFeYZTTYs