Rotary donates hundreds of books to local kids, schools
TheRotary Club of the Boundary, in recognition of March being Literacy Month, offered a wonderful gift to local elementary children. The Club made a huge donation of books to both the schools’ classrooms as well as each individual student. The Rotary Club operates a second-hand bookstore, located at 8 Principale in Beebe. It is open to the public on the first Saturday of each month from 9:00 to noon. Recently they reached out to local schools with an exceptionally generous offer. Each teacher from both Sunnyside and Jardins des Frontières schools were invited to the bookstore in order to choose ten free books for each of their classrooms. The teachers were able to chose books they felt were most suitable for their students. In addition to the generous donation to the schools’ classroom libraries, the Rotary went a step further and awarded a free book coupon to every student attending the two schools.
Jardins des Frontières sent six teachers to the event. Anne Batrie, a teacher at the school who resides in Magog, claims she was very pleased with the event. She commented that