April 15 to 26, 2019
Donations and Sponsor Forms Due May 3, 2019
Dear Students and Parents,
It is time to celebrate National School Library Month and indulge in reading for and from our school library collection! Read-a-thon 2019 will happen between April 15 and April 26. We hope you will join our community in supporting the love of reading and our school library.
2019 will mark our 7th Annual Read-a-thon. Were you aware that in the last 5 years, our generous community has raised funds to acquire 2187 new titles and student wish list items for our library collection? Indeed, 15% of our current library collection comes from Read-a-thon.
Our school library collection serves a wide range of readers spanning nine grade levels. Consider that state GO Bond library funding recently allocated our school a $4443 budget to cover a two year period to purchase much needed curriculum support and STEM literacy resources – only equivalent to approximately 250 new titles. And for approximately a decade, there continues to be no Santa Fe Public School library collection development funding for libraries district-wide despite technology initiatives.
Read-a-thon has insured that Miss Julie can offer award winning, critically acclaimed, and engaging print materials that our students importantly want to read, and, in the words of literacy enthusiasts, generates a “book flood” for our passionate young readers.
This National School Library Month, please join us in reading with our students in support of the continued growth of our library collection. Students can collect pledges during Read-a-thon and record their sponsors and amounts on the Sponsor form (online and downloadable form below). Please send Donations and Sponsor Forms in an envelope to the school by May 4th to be eligible for prizes.
You can participate with pay-by-minute or pay-by-book options, or select a $25 book donation option with personalized bookplate.
Thank you for supporting our students’ love of learning and our El Dorado Community School library!
Use our online Read-a-Thon sponsorship form or
Download our Record Sheet/Sponsor Form (for printing): Readathon 2018 Form Leaflet
Make your contribution online!: PayPal