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Gift of Reading Campaign Update

Last fall I wrote about the Gift of Reading Campaign we were hosting at Carlson High School for the new kindergartners entering the Gibraltar School District in the Fall of 2011.  I am proud to report that we were able to collect well over 300 new books to hand out at the Kindergarten Roundup which took place in late April at the District Board of Education Office.  Every youngster that took part in the rigorous evaluation walked away with a brand new book.  The kindergarten teachers remark on how excited the kids are to receive the new book.  It really makes me feel good inside knowing how the new books are appreciated (by teachers, parents and children).

I want to take the time to thank the staff and students of Carlson High School for all of their donations to help us reach our goal.  I would also like to thank First Community Federal Credit Union for their donation as well.  We had some books leftover, which means we are already off to a great start for next year.  I plan to keep this drive running and hope to expand it by bringing some of my library students to the elementary schools to share in a reading program throughout the Gibraltar School District.  If you are interested in donating new books aimed at 5 to 6 year old children feel free to contact me at mpehote@gmail.com.  Thank you again to all that helped.

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