Librarians Rally for the Literacy Challenge

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Posted by Jess Estrada on
Mon, 05/18/2015

We love hearing from our Students Rebuild Challenge Teams! Did you know that many of our teams are formed by librarians and library clubs? Today we hear from two librarians who rallied teams to participate in the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge. Photo courtesy of East Middle School.

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Epsilon Beta Library Club

"Our high school Epsilon Beta Library Club informed teachers in the district about this Literacy Challenge.  Most of the librarians in the district included making book marks as part of their library skills lessons at some point during the year.  Some individual teachers participated as well.

Epsilon Beta (Keepers of the Library) has evenings called "Reads and Reels.”  At those we watch a movie which was made from a book.  While watching, we made bookmarks for the Literacy Challenge.  Thanks for the opportunity to spread our love for books to others around the world." 

Georganna Krumlinde, Library Media Specialist, Troy Buchanan High School, Troy, Missouri

East Middle School

"Students at East Middle School made over 250 bookmarks that we'll be sending in next week. Students came to the library during their lunch recess on two Tuesdays in April to celebrate School Library Month and support the Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge. We talked about reading and helping other students learn how to read. The students were very excited to participate in this challenge. I've attached a photo of just a few of the bookmarks.

Thank you so much for this opportunity to have my students involved in an event like this and the opportunity to talk to them about worldwide literacy."

Kathy Lester, Librarian/Technology Integrationist, East Middle School, Plymouth, Michigan 

The Students Rebuild Literacy Challenge, in partnership with Save the Children and Global Nomads Group, will help thousands of children in disadvantaged communities become successful life-long readers and learners. The Bezos Family Foundation, through Students Rebuild, will match each bookmark you make and mail in with $1—up to $300,000—for Save the Children’s Literacy Boost program in Mali, Nepal and Peru. The more bookmarks you send, the more children we’ll reach!