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Ms. Thomas from Saginaw MI is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Building Literacy With A Little Free Library

My students need a Community Library to get books in their hands to promote literacy!

  • $805 goal

This project expired on August 23, 2018.

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

We are teachers in a low-income school district where 50% of our students receive free and reduced lunch. Our school is home to students of many different economic and ethnic backgrounds. Our students are a loving, energetic bunch that are constantly overcoming numerous challenges both in and out of school. Each day, they come to school full of life and eager to learn!

Our ultimate goal is to provide our students with everything they need to be successful by providing the families of our community with many opportunities to READ.

My Project

Being low income, most of our students cannot afford to buy books, and do not have the resources at home to give them access to books. A few of our teachers just learned about Little Free Libraries at a conference we recently went to and totally fell in love with the idea of helping our community grow through literacy!

This outdoor library would be a community book exchange promoting reading, recycling, and literacy in our little neighborhood.

Children can take a book and leave a book for others. The power of a Little Free Library can go beyond neighborhood building; it can inspire insurmountable creativity and instill a love of reading in so many minds, which is our hope for this school.

Ms. Thomas
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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6 donors6 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 530 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Original Little Free Pantry. Blessing Box. Little Free Library. Neighborhood Library. Lending Library • PinocchioUK $373.50 1 $373.50
Krylon K05191007 True Blue Interior and Exterior Decorator Paint - 12 oz. Aerosol • Amazon Business $11.56 3 $34.68
ACRYLIC PATIO PAINT FAN FAVORITES SAMPLER SET • Amazon Business $25.55 1 $25.55
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level A: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Levels E & F: 16 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Growing Readers • Amazon Business $16.19 1 $16.19
Krylon K01303007 Acrylic Spray Paint Crystal Clear in 11-Ounce Aerosol • Amazon Business $7.85 2 $15.70
First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level D: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers • Amazon Business $13.30 1 $13.30
Pete the Cat's Super Cool Reading Collection (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $12.91 1 $12.91
Pete the Cat Phonics Box: Includes 12 Mini-Books Featuring Short and Long Vowel Sounds (My First I Can Read) • Amazon Business $8.93 1 $8.93
Dr.Seuss " the More You Read, the More Things You Will Know " Vinyl Decal Removable Wall Sticker Mural Home Decor by LRRH • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Royal Brush RART-140 Multi-Purpose Golden Taklon Paint Brush Set, Assorted Size (Pack of 3) • Amazon Business $6.74 1 $6.74
Removable Home Decoration Nursery Decor Cute Cartoon Owl Pattern Baby Kids Bedroom Wall Decal Stickers • Amazon Business $6.68 1 $6.68
ScotchBlue Painter's Tape, Multi-Use, 1.88-Inch by 60-Yard, 1 Roll • Amazon Business $6.58 1 $6.58
Paint Brushes, StarVast 10pcs Paint Brush Set for Watercolor/Oil/Acrylic/Crafts/Rock & Face Painting • Amazon Business $5.89 1 $5.89

Materials cost

$550.83

Vendor shipping charges

$95.00

State sales tax

$0.00

3rd party payment processing fee

$8.26

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$684.09

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$120.72

Total project goal

$804.81

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$804.81

5 Donors

-$583.21

Donations toward project cost

-$495.73

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$87.48

match offer

-$221.60

Match offer toward project cost

-$188.36

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$33.24

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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