Hilltop Elementary Seeking Donations To Purchase Library Books

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Hilltop Elementary needs $1,000 for its library to provide students and teachers with the resources they need for reading, research and curriculum supplements.

“As a result of district budget cuts, there is NO budget to purchase the library books our students and teachers need,” said Terre Salzer, the school’s librarian. “The library plays a critical role in increasing literacy and test scores among students, as well as contributing to the lifelong joy of reading. In order to fulfill this role, we need to have the new books that students want to read.”

The library is now looking to parents, community members and businesses for help in raising the needed funds. They are participating in a new online fundraising program called Funds4Books, sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources, a school library and classroom vendor with 26 years of experience.

100 % of every donation goes directly towards the purchase of library books.

To participate, please go to www.funds4books.com, and log in to Hilltop’s personal Funds4Books page with the code d45e. From there you can donate via credit card, echeck or check. For those without computer access or a credit card, the library will accept “Funds4Books” checks.

“We are excited that this program is available for schools to raise some much-needed money to purchase books and other learning materials,” said Rick Wisen, principal. “The fact that 100 percent of every donation comes right to the library sets it far apart from other fundraising programs.”

Mackin Educational Resources, created the new Funds4Books program in response to nationwide school budget cuts. Mackin works with librarians to analyze their inventory and determine what additional books should be purchased to effectively meet the unique needs of the school’s students and faculty.

“If everyone gives a little, we can reach our goal of $1,000,” said Mrs. Salzer. “I can’t wait to see all those smiling faces when the new books arrive.”

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