Lions Club donates books to children
College Place Elementary became the recipients of 400 children's books, on Dec. 10-14, The Edmond's Friends of the Library donated the books to the Edmond's Lions Club and Heather Pickar, librarian at College Place Elementary decided a book give-away to students was the perfect venue.
College Place Elementary has 500 students and is the second highest in the district for number of English Language Learners.
There are 34 languages represented in the school. Students read for 30 minutes every day, many with instruction.
Since the library has no budget for books it’s easy to see why these free book give-away are important to the students.
"These free book fairs are feeding the minds of our future and our children are our future," Heather Pickar, College Place librarian, said.