TWO GCS SCHOOLS SHARING LOVE OF READING THROUGH FREE LIBRARIES
Looking for more books to read this summer? Two GCS schools are creating free mini-libraries to help you on your quest, and you can help them succeed. Allen Jay Elementary is currently seeking books for pre-kindergarten through sixth-graders to fill its Readbox, which will be located outside the school building and open to the community. Any extra books received will be used for a free book giveaway to encourage summer reading.
The service-learning project began after fourth-graders in the Academically Gifted program completed a study of literacy and its effects on overall success. Students wanted to help promote literacy in their community, and the Readbox idea was born. The box is currently under construction but will be installed soon, and the public is invited to take a book or leave a book, with no due dates.
Students in the ACES program at General Greene Elementary are also helping to stock Little Free Libraries at 10 Guilford County parks. Students collected more than 100 books to start the libraries, which are being organized through Reading Connections with the help of BB&T and Greensboro Parks and Recreation. Reading Connections hopes to expand the program to more local parks.