Our school library serves 1,300 students in grades 9-12 from all economic backgrounds. An average of 200 students visit the library each day. Many students, especially upperclassmen, have multiple study halls during which they visit the library.
Students and parents expressed to me that they would like the library to be a relaxing haven where they can interact with each other.
We have a diverse student body, ranging from students with severe disabilities in a life skills program to highly advanced students in a gifted program.
Students love our collection of board games in the library, which is currently rather small. I would love to add some financial literacy board games to the mix so students can learn these valuable skills while also socializing and having fun with their peers.
High school students learn best socially, and board games will help them acquire financial literacy skills better than through a lecture.
They can come to the library to play Monopoly, Payday, or The Game of Life during their study halls or activity periods, which would be a valuable use of their time.
We also need some books like I Can Get Paid For That? that will help them launch careers in business and finance. These books will help them get into college and deal with stresses of college and the workplace.
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