Eight 8th grade students at Pollard have chosen to do a community service learning project based on a mission to help improve literacy. As part of their project they have launched a book drive targeting all Grade 7 and Grade 8 students, where they are accepting gently used books for reading levels that span from K-12th grade. They are publicizing their idea and their goal.
They are collecting books from February 23rd-March 6th at Pollard Middle School. They will then sort these books to ensure all books donated are in good condition, and then take them to schools around Massachusetts that lack the resources and funding to buy new books and support a library.
This project has been taken on by a group of Grade 8 students for at least the past five years and in this time we have established partnerships with two schools, returning to donate books to them each year. As in the past, this current group of eight students will also visit the schools where the books are donated and spend time reading to the students there.
Stay tuned to see if they can reach their goal of collecting 4,100 books!