Provided by Stonewall Jackson High School
Stonewall Jackson High School’s library is requesting book donations for its third annual Book Tree Project.
The library will accept hardcover and paperback copies of Young Adult and New Adult titles. Specifically requested titles are hung on the Book Tree located in the school library. For the convenience of those unable to visit the library, an Amazon wish list of additional titles has been created and is available at amzn.com/w/WK5ANNTWFBB4
Research shows there is a direct link between student achievement and school library programs that are appropriately staffed with professional librarians and resources. School libraries make an important contribution to students’ personal development by providing them with skills which can be applied both in and out of school, expanding students’ horizons and interests, and acting as a promoter of reading in the broadest sense.
According to the Pew Research Center, millennials read as much as older adults. Forty-three percent say they read a book in some format every day. Put a book in the hands of a student this holiday season by donating to the Stonewall Jackson High School Book Tree Project. “Last year, the generosity of the community directly impacted the students here at Stonewall. Nearly 100 titles were donated and circulation has increased dramatically. Our prayer is to be in a position to extend our offerings to even more students,” commented assistant principal Rhonda Carper.
Donations may be sent to Stonewall Jackson High School, c/o Marissa Neal at 8820 Rixlew Lane, Manassas, VA 20109. Donations will be accepted until January 20, 2017. Contact the Librarian for additional information: firstname.lastname@example.org.