Myers-Wilkins Elementary Raises Enough Donations for 10,000 Books

Kodey Weis
Updated: October 25, 2019 08:01 PM

A social media campaign put on by Myers-Wilkins Elementary School has raised enough money to give their students 27 books of their own over the next three years. The campaign is called "Books for Kids", and while they promoted it in several ways, Facebook gave it the most attention. 

Donations came in from Maryland to Nevada from many people just donating out of their good will, which will bring over 10,000 new books to the students. 

The students will get a new book each month, and are able to choose what books interest them, while also seeing what their friends are enjoying. The students get the 27 books from the nine books they'll get each school year.

Myers-Wilkins Principal Amy Worden said it's important for the students to get these personal libraries because having access to books beyond the library, will help them keep reading in the future.

"When we get a soccer ball or if we get a flute or a trumpet, we see ourselves as athletes or we see ourselves as musicians," said Worden. "Our goal was to create a library for each of our students so they would see themselves as readers as well."

The administration is scouring online for new books for all the kids to receive that are right for them. Fundraising for these books hasn't ended, and donations can still be accepted either on Facebook or directly at the school.


Kodey Weis

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