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Another Guys Lit Wire Book Fair for Ballou High School

November 20th, 2011 (11:22 am)
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In May of 2011, GuysLitWire held a book fair for Ballou High School in Washington, D.C. At that time, there were over 1,200 students enrolled in that school, and only 1,150 books in their library - less than one book per student.

Now you can help Ballou for the holidays! Here is the direct link to the wish list at Powells: http://bit.ly/GLWBookFair

Additional instructions from Colleen, who runs GLW and set up these book fairs:

Once you have made your selections head to "checkout" and you will be prompted to inform Powell's if the books were indeed bought from the wishlist. This lets the store know to mark them as "purchased" on the list. After that you need to provide your credit card info and also fill in the shipping address.

Melissa Jackson, LIBRARIAN
Ballou Senior High School
3401 Fourth Street SE
Washington DC 20032
(202) 645-3400


It's very important that you get Melissa's name and title in there - she is not the only Jackson (or Melissa) at the school and we want to make sure the books get to the library.

The bookfair will run through November 28th, 2011.

Whether or not you can donate to this event, I hope you are moved to check in with your local school libraries and public libraries and see if they need your help. The American Library Association (ALA) standard is 11 books per student. Donate new or old books to help the libraries near you not only reach that standard, but exceed it!

Also donate your time and energy: become a library volunteer! Help shelve books on the weekend. Sell used books at their book sales. Read books during storytime. Become an afterschool tutor or literacy buddy. Share the love of reading!