Book drive for classroom libraries
Posted on: Jan 15, 2020
In an effort to bolster classroom libraries, Delano Public Schools will hold a book drive during January conferences and during the month of February, which is “I Love to Read Month.”
What can be donated? New or gently used books that are appropriate for K-8 students; books that are classics, are well-loved, or have a copyright date of 2010 or later; or money for book bins and shelves to support classroom libraries.
Why are donations needed? Research indicates that K-8 classrooms should have about 350 books within each room to support a literature-rich experience for young readers. This year’s literacy initiative, and the adoption of the new K-4 language arts curriculum, rely heavily on this concept.
Elementary conferences are from noon to 8 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20 and from 4 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 23.
Intermediate School conferences are from noon to 6 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, and from 3:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
High school registration conferences will take place from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 3.