The Freshman Class at Grambling State University collected 800 books and donated them to Alma J. Brown Elementary School during National Children’s Book Week. The presentation was made on Tuesday, Nov. 15 in the school library.
Immediately following the presentation each student was allowed to select two books to carry home as a gift from the freshman class. The elementary students were extremely excited about the idea of choosing any book that they preferred and keeping it as a gift.
This is the seventh year that the Freshman Class Book Drive has been held. The drive lasted for four weeks.
Many people from the university, and the community donated new and used books in excellent condition. Books of all types were donated to the drive for kindergarten through fifth grade. Most books included: Little Bill series, Barbie series, classic stories, fairytales, folktales, fables and legends.
“A special appreciation goes to the Dr. Connie Walton Clement, dean of arts and sciences, the North Louisiana Reading Council, Monroe-Grambling Chapter of Links, the faculty of the First Year Experience Program and it director, Valencia Clemons, the community, KGRM radio station and a special thanks to all Grambling students,” said members of the freshman class.
” It is always a delight to give back to our children at the elementary school,” said Mary Boden Harris, freshman class sponsor.
“We do appreciate the fact that the teachers work so hard to improve reading skills and with our contribution we would like to enhance reading skills and increase levels of success of every student in the classroom,” Harris said.