Thursday, May 17, 2012

Assessing Need on the Navajo Nation

Reader to Reader’s Director of Special Programs, Kat Libby, has spent her days this week doing a thorough assessment of the library at St. Michael Indian School in St. Michael, Arizona.

Over half the books in the library were donated by Reader to Reader and we look forward to donating over 1,500 more this coming July.

In addition, Reader to Reader has pledged 10 refurbished Dell computers to increase computer access at the school. The computers will be placed in the library and in classrooms. Among their uses will be for students participating in Reader to Reader’s online Navajo Mentoring Program and the CollegeKnowledge Program, a partnership between Reader to Reader and Dartmouth College.

Reader to Reader staff is spending ten days on the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico doing library needs assessments at a host of schools and libraries.

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