Lit­er­acy Month

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many of the teach­ers are not from Stanstead so they were un­aware of the book­store. She added that she was im­pressed with how well or­ga­nized it was and found the pro­gram ‘in­ter­est­ing and very gen­er­ous’. She expressed her ap­pre­ci­a­tion to the Ro­tary Club on be­half of her stu­dents as well, who she noted were very pleased with their free book coupons.

Sun­ny­side School sent twelve teach­ers to the event. School Prin­ci­pal, Elaine Baylis-creary, com­mented that she feels the book­store is a very good re­source for their school. Speak­ing on be­half of her­self, staff and stu­dents, she expressed her grat­i­tude to the Ro­tary Club for their gen­eros­ity. She added that the chil­dren were ex­cited with their book coupons, many claim­ing they would re­turn with their par­ents to choose their free book.

Helene Hamel, who holds the po­si­tion of Sec­re­tary for the Ro­tary Club of the Boundary, was asked to com­ment on be­half of the Ro­tary Club in re­gard to this gen­er­ous ini­tia­tive. She of­fered the fol­low­ing state­ment; “March is Ro­tary Lit­er­acy Month. We wanted to reach out to the com­mu­nity we sup­port and of­fer free books to the lo­cal schools as well as school chil­dren. Ro­tary ben­e­fits from the added ex­po­sure for the Ro­tary book­store in Beebe. Even when we sell the books, they are not ex­pen­sive: hard cov­ers $1, soft cover .50 and chil­dren’s books are only .25 each. Our goal is to keep the books in cir­cu­la­tion and get them into the hands of readers. Next book store sale day is Satur­day April 7th. Chil­dren can come in and re­deem their coupons that day (or also in May or June). March lit­er­acy month is a win win sit­u­a­tion for all!”

Ac­cord­ing to Ms. Hamel, who helped or­ga­nize the event, the book­store awarded over 400 free book coupons and do­nated ap­prox­i­mately 160 books to our lo­cal schools’ class­rooms. Par­ents are en­cour­aged to visit the book­store with their chil­dren to col­lect their free book. Sale pro­ceeds from the store help the Ro­tary Club con­trib­ute to the com­mu­nity through a va­ri­ety of char­i­ta­ble ini­tia­tives.

Photo Made­line Mulholland

Bob Richard­son, Ro­tary Club mem­ber,with Sun­ny­side teach­ers as they col­lect free books do­nated by Ro­tary`s book­store in recog­ni­tion of Lit­er­acy Month.

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