Thursday, June 30, 2011

Testimonials (Part 2)

At Nims Middle School (Tallahassee, FL) we have successfully given out hundreds of books donated by Kids in Need -- Books in Deed to our students. We have them available in the library in a special bin with a large sign that says "Want a book?" I also have placed books on a cart with "Free book" signs hanging from it. I then take the cart down to the cafeteria during lunch and "sell" the books to students. I believe in students building home library collections and the donations received through KIN -- BID have truly helped out our efforts at Nims.
-- Jennifer Mock, Media Specialist

Thank you, thank you Kids in Need -- Books in Deed. Hartsfield Elementary School (Tallahassee, FL) was the recent, grateful recipient of hundreds of childrens books - just in time for summer. Most of our students come from families with little or no reading material at home and no easy access to a public library, yet it's so important for them to keep reading over the summer. Summer can be a time of learning loss and our kids cannot afford it. The donation we received allowed all of our students to choose one or two books to take home and keep at the end of the school year. Many of our children actually chose the longest book they could find - thinking the more pages, the longer the book would last over the summer weeks ahead. Donations to Kids in Need -- Books in Deed go exactly to where they are needed most, believe me.
-- Mary Jo Peltier
Media Specialist, Hartsfield Elementary