Last year, our school purchased an outdoor lending library stand with the hope of filling it with books to lend out to the families in our school community.Our mission was a success as we were able to lend out hundreds of books to our school community. Children were able to take home books to read with their families.
There was a lot of skepticism about people who may potentially abuse this lending library system as it was a system built on trust and honesty. However if there was a family that did not have access to literature before and is now able to take home books for their child, then the lending library is a success.
Our teachers often bring in their own books to give away. This past month, I was able to attend Project Cicero, an annual non-profit book drive designed to create and supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools. Many of the books received would benefit our kids and over 80 books were brought into our classroom library. Our pre-K families were invited in to get first pick before they were brought over to the lending library.
I would like to thank all parents who attended and helped make their child's home library selection wider.
If you would like to contribute and donate books to our lending library, please feel free to reach out and we will find a way to get your books a new home!