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Triple C students donate books for young readers

| 20/12/2016 | 0 Comments
CNS Local Life

Jennifer Allen (left) and Kathleen Westin (right) of Triple C flank Ramona Melody of the library service

(CNS Local Life): Many children will be able to read new books at the local public libraries because of the donation made by the students of Triple C School. On Monday, 12 December, the George Town Public Library received a gift box filled with books from Kathleen Westin, Triple C librarian; and Jennifer Allen, vice-principal of elementary.

In October, Westin challenged the parents and students of Triple C not only to make the school library merry and bright, but also to help do the same for another library.

Without much effort, the students and parents stepped up to the challenge and by 9 December, they had donated more than 1,000 books. “I was very pleased with the response that students had to this year’s Christmas Book Drive initiative,” Westin said.

“Students were enthusiastic and excited that they could do something useful for others. Elementary and middle school students brought a continual stream of books up until after the deadline. I would like to give a big shout-out and thanks to all the Grade 2 students, who together donated 74 books.”

On behalf of the Cayman Islands Public Library Service, the director, Ramona Melody, thanked the school and Westin for the “donation of so many wonderful books”.

She added, “Because of their generosity, we will be able to offer additional reading materials to our patrons in every district. Most importantly, giving the gift of books encourages a love of reading among young and old alike. We are deeply appreciative and will ensure that these books are put to good use.”

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Category: Books, Donations, Schools

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