Thursday, July 24, 2008

Something New To Add To Their Meager Classroom Libraries

Dear Mr. Mazor,

We were so thrilled to receive the books your organization donated to the Maria Sanchez School in Hartford. The multiple copies were quickly distributed to all of the classrooms, including resource staff. Feedback was quick - one teacher was very excited about the book about baby chickens, as they had been discussing that topic that very day in her class. She immediately shared the book with her class. The teachers are very grateful to have something new to add to their meager classroom libraries.

Most of our students are from economically challenged backgrounds and have little access to books at home. They love to read on their own whenever they are given the chance. There can never be enough books for these students. As the saying goes: "The more you read, the more you know."

The remaining books will be distributed according to need and grade level. We will also use them as giveaways to students. In previous years, we were recipients of the RIF program, but not this year. With RIF, we were able to provide each child with three books to take home and keep. Your program will help us fill that gap. We have been working hard this year to emphasize reading and to build up the collections of individual classroom for independent reading - especially in the non-fiction area. Thanks to the generosity of U.S. Airways, we are making progress in this goal.

We hope to enlarge upon this new partnership with your organization in the future. Again, thank you so much for finding our school. And we extend out grateful thanks to U.S. Airways as well, for allowing this donation to happen.


Jean Gallogly
Library Media Specialist
Maria Sanchez School
Hartford, CT

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