Thousands of local parents and educators in the New York area have voted for their child's school in the Books 4 Our School challenge to help stock their school libraries with brand-new books. Sponsored by the Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents, the Books 4 Our School challenge will provide 20 schools in the area with 1,500 new books for their libraries. The challenge will run through the end of April.
The Books 4 Our School challenge is an opportunity for parents to become advocates for their child’s literacy. For these free books to be provided to a school, parents must be proactive in registering a child’s school for the program and then mobilizing fellow parents and school faculty to vote for their school.
Through Books 4 Our School, the top 10 schools garnering the most support via online voting will win 75-100 books for their libraries. Another 10 schools will be chosen at random, so that smaller schools have an equal opportunity to acquire books as their more populated counterparts. Any public or private middle, elementary, or nursery school has the chance to win, as does any daycare center.
The Brooke Jackman Foundation is a 10-year-old nonprofit dedicated to improving the literacy of children throughout New York. Find more about their mission and Books 4 Our School at books4ourschool.org.
To participate in the Books 4 Our School challenge, register online, vote for your school, then rally the troops to vote, too! The Brooke Jackman Foundation and NYMetroParents will provide 75-100 new books to the 10 schools with the most votes through April 30, 2012; another 10 schools will be selected at random. Go to books4ourschool.org