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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Books Needed!

My sister, my niece, much of my Mississippi family lives in Batesville, MS.

This week, one of their schools burned to the ground, overnight. While they were able to save the historic brick school building next door, it was devastating to the 15 kindergarten and 2 Pre-K classrooms.

They've set up a Google Doc for donations:

(On that google doc, there's a link to order via the Scholastic Store. CLICK HERE-- They're having a big summer sale right now.)

For my writer friends whose books are K and Pre-K, scroll down for the address to send a copy of your own book, if you're so inclined.

Here's the memo from the school and the volunteers who are working to supply those classrooms:

On July 10, the Kindergarten classrooms at Batesville Elementary in Batesville, Mississippi, were completely destroyed by fire.

Please help us replenish their children’s book collection.

What You Can Do:

Follow the directions on the attached Google Spread Sheet.

Choose a book or books to donate.

Place an order. Most are found on Amazon.

Have the books shipped here:

Lydia Aderholt
211 Jones Street
Batesville Mississippi 38606

Thank you so much!

Mississippi Bloggers
Lydia, Kacey, Jessica, and Laura

LaSherry Irby, Principal
Batesville Elementary School


Augusta Scattergood said...

If you have a book (or books) you'd like to donate to the Kindergarten students, you may send to the address of the volunteer book collector at the end of my post.
Also, if you are the author/ illustrator, it would be lovely if you signed it to the students. That would really be a thrill!
Thank you.

Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) said...

This. Is. So. Sad! Those poor teachers and kids and community!! I am definitely going to help them out as much as I can. Do you know if they would take books other than is on the list?

Augusta Scattergood said...

Yes, they need anything that's appropriate for K and Pre-K. Just send to the name on the list! Thank you.

Kellee Moye (@kelleemoye) said...

Perfect! I definitely have some books I can share!!!!