130 BOOKS SENT!
Thank you so much to all the people who helped get a full wishlist of books on the way to this wonderful school. If you’ve just arrived, please consider helping our other schools in need of books! Let’s get more kids excited to read. Also please follow us on Twitter or Facebook - we have lots more empty shelves to fill, coming soon.
NATHAN HALE ELEMENTARY
The mission of the Nathan Hale School Library is to empower students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, and skillful researchers; to develop imaginations, foster learning, and to enable students to live as responsible citizens.
Our school is over 80% free and reduced lunch. We are always looking for ways to fund our school library, which, just 5 years ago, was mostly used as a storage closet. Since then, our library has become a vibrant, creative place that students visit- and enjoy- on a weekly basis. My favorite quote is “Libraries are not made; they grow, by Augustine Birrell. It sums up our library perfectly. Our 5th grade students have taken the initiative this year to work in the library after school - it’s a source of pride for them now. And we are constantly adding to and updating our “Book Request Jar” - filled with dozens of stickie-notes. This Amazon Wish List reflects their favorite current fiction titles - many of which are recent best sellers. Please help us in our plight to keep our library current and up-to-date (without having a budget!). Thank you.