Our new elementary school has a name, a principal and a mascot. Now North Elementary needs books to fill up the library. You can help during our Just Book It! Fill the Library Project happening June 1-Aug. 15.
Libraries are as important as teachers when it comes to helping young children develop a lifelong love of reading. Reading helps kids develop language skills, creativity and research skills to better prepare them for higher level education. Libraries allow children to pursue their favorite topics and read books that might not be available as part of their daily classroom studies.
Texas school library standards recommends stocking a minimum of 11,000 books in elementary school libraries. That’s 14 books per child.
What sort of books? Fiction, non-fiction, and reference books. There should be books for all skill levels. Books for beginning readers and for those more advanced. Books for all age groups. The vocabulary range in these books should offer even the most reluctant readers opportunities to read what they want, when they want.
Fiction books are great for stimulating imagination. Non-fiction books help kids learn more about the topics nearest and dearest to their hearts such as sports, art, movies and fashion. Even magazines, audio books and comics have a place in school libraries since they often appeal to children who have a difficult time with reading.
How will the Just Book It! Fill the Library Project build North Elementary’s library? With your help! Check out the wish list created by our very own North librarian and purchase the books that interest you or your child. The books will be shipped directly to the school librarian.
Help support our North Navigators and donate books today!