Stevens Elementary School Holds Book Giveaway for Students
On Wednesday, April 3rd, Stevens Elementary School students received around 15 free books through a Title 1 School Intervention Grant. The large collection of books was displayed in the cafeteria, where students came and selected titles of interest during lunch. In preparation for the event, students decorated cardboard “bookcases” during art classes to store their personal libraries. Students will also have the opportunity to select a book for siblings at home, and a book for incoming kindergarten siblings.
“There’s something powerful about students choosing their books and building their own personal libraries to take home and enjoy,” said Kathleen Streletz, Reading Intervention Specialist at Stevens Elementary School. “The number of books in the home is one indicator of school success, so the more we can put into the hands and homes of our students, the better.”
The books were provided through a Title 1 School Intervention Grant. The grant funding is to be used in a way that helps improve the learning of students. In order to boost the number of books in students’ homes, a portion of the grant was used to purchase approximately 20 books per K-5 student.
While the event depends on future funding, school staff are hopeful that the book giveaway can become a yearly event.