Hi Linda, I'm weeding my library right now (which hasn't been weeded in years), and I'll have many books to pass on to you at DL if you'd like them. I should have about 250 or more to get rid of, so if you'd like them ... mostly JF novels, grades 3-8ish.

Craig Varley
Canaan Schools
Canaan, VT
802-266-8910 x. 21
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On Fri, Apr 3, 2015 at 10:12 AM, Linda McSweeney <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
Hello all, apologies if this email has found it's way to you twice.

I'm advisor to our National Honor Society and the following is a press release for a service project they are doing.  (I swear on a stack of Bibles this was their own idea!)  Anyway, trying to spread the word to Vermont schools who might be doing some deslecting/weeding from their book collections.  We are looking for elementary level picture books, chapter books, and fiction and nonfiction appropriate for pre-k to grade 8.

Looking for books in decent condition, quality, and relatively recent.  Things you might be weeding like second or third copies of books that are maybe not as popular now.  No 1990 World Book Encyclopedias or Land of Enchantments from the 80s ;-) The kinds of things that your own child have out grown would be perfect.

Between working in Stowe and living in East Montpelier, I should be able to pick up books in the central Vermont, Chittenden Co.area with a bit of notice OR collect books at Dynamic Landscapes.

Many thanks, we're looking for 500 books--good ones--and we have until June 1. My students are doing the fund raising to pay the shipping.

Manay thanks for supporting our students in this project.


Scholars Start Library in Malawi:

Stowe High School sends books to African school

[Stowe, VT, 4/2/2015] – The Stowe High School National Honor Society is collecting 1,000 books and $500 to ship the books to start a secondary school  library in Malawi as part of the African Library Project. Members are collecting books at the Stowe High School lobby until June 1st  and hosting a “5k for $500” race on Saturday, May 9th at the Stowe Rec Path to raise money. Local teens will be asking for pledges in the coming months for running (or walking) in the race. They are working hard to share the gift of books with teens like them who do not have enough books.

“In Stowe we are so blessed to have access to literature that we sometimes forget the difficulty that people in other countries experience just trying to find books. Our community is so caring and I think that we can broaden that care even further so that it has a more global effect.” says Senior Devin Kiernan, one of the members of the Stowe High School National Honor Society.

The African Library Project has mobilized volunteers from across the United States to start 1,481 libraries in 11 countries over the past 10 years. It is an all-volunteer organization based in Portola Valley, Calif. that helps Americans start community libraries with African partners, “We couldn’t do it without the dedication and creativity of book drive organizers,” says Chris Bradshaw, founder of the African Library Project.

Linda McSweeney, Teacher Librarian

"Knowledge not shared remains unknown." -- Luigi Lemoncello

413 Barrows Rd.
Stowe, VT  05672

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