You guys! The library shelves are overflowing (hyperbole alert!) with the books we were able to purchase from your generous donations at the St. Al’s auction AND from your donations of used books. Since late November, we’ve added 215 books to the school library catalog! For you statistics fanatics, that total breaks down as 81 new books and 134 used. Plus, we’ve already used over 135 yards of book tape to protect our new-to-us books. What a spectacular way to end the calendar year!
Our library donations box will remain in the Commons for those of you looking to re-home your gently used books, from picture books to young adult novels. We also have a wish list on Amazon if you’re interested in purchasing an item in the new year. We in the library, both staff and volunteers, thank you for all your support and wish you a blessed Christmas!
There are not enough words to thank you for your generous donations at the school auction to help keep our school library a strong resource for St. Al’s. We are very excited to purchase many, many of the books the kids have requested and to add current works to our catalog. Plus, we can’t forget about the oh-so-important supply of book repair tape! Thank you and God bless you all for allowing us to continue to promote literacy and community at St. Alphonsus.
(Keep an eye on this spot for an update on our first wish list treasures!)
Guess what? We don’t only need new books in the library! If you have gently used children’s books that you no longer need at home, please consider donating them to our library. Look for the library book donation box near the school office. Questions about what we’re looking for? Email Melissa Rodriguez-Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org.