Book Bonanza! at Hanby and Emerson this week!
Volunteers from Westerville Partners for Education and Kiwanis of Westerville brought the Book Bonanza! program to Hanby and Emerson this week. In partnership with Kiwanis, our volunteers collect gently used books from Half Priced Books and other donation sites (such as the BOO! for Books program in October), research and note the AR level of those books, and create book distribution events at schools called Book Bonanza! At these events, teachers and volunteers help a student choose a “just right book” and students keep the books they select. McGraw Hill generously sponsors this program.
There are thousands of used children’s books, in great condition, on shelves in homes and around town. WPE and Kiwanis repurpose these books, review them to ensure they are in good condition and the material is appropriate, research their AR level, and get them in the hands of kids. The program aims to get more books into the hands of more kids to promote literacy in the Westerville City School District.
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