Ro­tary do­nates hun­dreds of books to lo­cal kids, schools

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS BRIEFS - Made­line Mulholland Stanstead

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

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