Book swap at Amherstburg Public aided by Link to Literacy

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Amherstburg Public School held a school-wide “For the Love of Reading” book swap last Friday to help promote literacy and a love of reading.

Students were called down to the library by grade where they were given an opportunity to trade in books they had brought in for new books. Those who weren’t able to bring in a book were also given a chance to take a book as well.

A “For the Love of Reading” book swap was held at Amherstburg Public School last Friday. It was helped by the Link to Literacy book drive.

A “For the Love of Reading” book swap was held at Amherstburg Public School last Friday. It was helped by the Link to Literacy book drive.

“It’s a school-wide trading of books,” explained teacher Shannon Hazel. “The kids have brought in so many books. They did a great job. We had an amazing turnout.”

The event was supported by Link to Literacy, a Windsor-Essex County children’s book drive co-ordinated annually by Tamye Machina. Machina started the drive after seeing a need for increased literacy among children during her time as a parent volunteer at Sandwich West Public School as some weren’t able to afford books.

“She works all year by herself in her basement (on the Link to Literacy children’s book drive),” explained Martha Martin, a teacher and liaison with Link to Literacy.

Donated books are given to schools that apply for them with Amherstburg Public being one of those schools.

For more on Link to Literacy, search “Link to Literacy Children’s Book Drive” on Facebook or following them on Twitter @LinktoLiteracy.

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