Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mesa Library Rises from the Ashes

We are so pleased to have played a role in restocking Mesa Elementary’s library after it was destroyed by arson in September 2010.

Some 20,000 books, as well as their computers, furniture and supplies were all lost.

Over the last five months we shipped thousands of new and used children's books, including books generously donated by authors Jane Yolen, Mo Willems and Norton Juster, and purchased Navajo-English children’s books that were specifically requested by the school librarian.

The school in Farmington, New Mexico recently celebrated the opening of its new library with a visit from children’s book authors Mary Pope Osborne and Natalie Pope Boyce, the authors of the popular "Magic Tree House" series. They personally donated 500 copies of their books.

Here is a note from Mesa's principal.

Hi Mr. Mazor,

Here are just two pictures of our new library. It is beautiful with all the new books. Our librarian hosted a recent Family Literacy Night. Great things are happening here at Mesa. Thank you again for all you've done. We are truly blessed because of friends like you.

With Respect,

Pandora Mike
Mesa Elementary, Farmington, NM

Thanks to the efforts of a number of organizations and individuals, Mesa’s library is now filled with 11,000 new books and offers all its students an inviting room filled with wonder, ready to ignite the imagination.

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