Generous sponsors provide free books to students

students sit on carpet and read large soft covered books open in their laps“Each month, I receive the Scholastic Book Club magazines and order forms to send home for students to share with their families and purchase books if they are able,” wrote Mrs. Davis. “Some very hard working families cannot afford to purchase books to have at home, especially at various times of the year when holidays and new school supplies take much of their incomes. But, reading is SO important.

How amazing would it be for each student to receive one age-appropriate book every month at no cost to their parents? Scholastic has books every month that are $1 or $1.50. I would LOVE for each of my students to be able to bring home a new book each month during the school year from September to June. Seem crazy and unrealistic?”

Turns out, it wasn’t crazy or unrealistic at all.

Thanks to the generosity of our community, ALL students in Pre-K through 2nd grade--including Mrs. Davis’s students--are now sponsored, and each will be receiving a book to take home monthly. “I am blown away by the kindness that exists in the Otselic Valley community and beyond,”  said Mrs. Davis. “In less than 24 hours, 68 OV students in K-2 were sponsored $15 each, to receive a free book every month for the entire school year! No questions asked except, ‘Where can I send the money?’ Thank you so much for your generosity! You all are incredible!”

The Otselic Valley community has long practiced generosity, including previous Scholastic Book Club support. Mrs. Marston first brought this opportunity to her classroom last year, and all her students benefited. We are very grateful to the many generous donors who made it possible for more books to go home with more students. 

If you haven’t donated yet and you’d like tom Mrs. Youngs has also opened a Scholastic Book Club for her 6th grade students and you are cordially invited to help her class get age-appropriate books to take home all year long: 

Click this link to access Mrs. Youngs's 6th grade Scholastic Book Club Campaign.

Thank you so much for helping support my students and our classroom!! It may be needed more this year than any year! New books are always so fun and it’s a great way to build a life long love of reading!!! I appreciate it more than words can explain!
 --Mrs. Guyer

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