Friday, June 17, 2011

Amidst Tragedy, A Helping Book

Dear Mr. Mazor and Reader to Reader,

On June 1, 2011 Monson was devastated by an F-3 tornado that not only destroyed much of Main Street center, but many homes and community streets. Many of our schools’ students and families have been displaced due to their homes being destroyed or damaged.

Losing everything they have, they are living in a variety of settings as they pick up the pieces and start to rebuild.

Reader to Reader has graciously donated hundreds of books to not only the elementary and middle school libraries, but also has provided many books to those students who had lost all their books due to the effects of the tornado. These books will give them the opportunity to take a little time out and get “lost” in an out-of-this-world fantasy, a thrilling adventure or even a riveting mystery.

There is a need in Monson and Reader to Reader offered a helping “book."


Cheryl A. Clarke
Granite Valley Middle School
Monson, Massachusetts

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