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Mrs. Hernandez from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

I Can't Wait to Find a New Library Book!

My students need good quality engaging books to choose from. Many of our students are low level readers who crave exciting high-interest, low level books. Our library is incredibly outdated with books averaging from the 1990s.

  • $553 goal

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My Students

I am a teacher-turned school librarian at a small rural elementary school. Our library was shut down for several years due to budget cuts. I am in the process of updating and breathing life back into our little library. My goal as a librarian is to inspire and create life-long readers, as well as preparing our students for 21st-century learning. Many of my students don't have technology access at home and as a result, their only reading comes from books they check out during library time. Even though many of my students face daily struggles and challenges, they show up in the library eager to read and relax.

I have students who come in during their recess and lunch time for the purpose of finding a great book to read.

They would rather be in the library getting lost in adventures with great books, over being outside playing. I love seeing their eyes light up when they find a great story to read. This love of literacy is especially important to instill since I know that books are not always valued and appreciated in my students' homes.

My Project

Our little library is a safe haven for students at my school, as well as being a place to come check out a book to read. Students come in daily during recess and lunch to check out books or relax at bit. One of the challenges that I face in working in a small school district, is having the funds to update the library with fresh, engaging and motivational books. More often than not, I will have students or teachers come and look for a book in a series or an author that we simply don't have the complete set of. There are so many great authors and wonderful books out there that I don't have the resources to bring them into our library.

These new books will allow students to become excited about discovering a new series or author and continue their quest to finish their favorite series or follow their favorite authors.

Mrs. Hernandez
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latinx, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

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This project will reach 330 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Chester • Amazon Business $17.40 1 $17.40
Bok! Bok! Boom!: A Branches Book (Kung Pow Chicken #2) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Whack of the P-Rex: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #5) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Chomp of the Meat-Eating Vegetables: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #4) • Amazon Business $15.62 1 $15.62
Attack of the Shadow Smashers: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #3) • Amazon Business $15.59 1 $15.59
Room on the Broom • Amazon Business $14.87 1 $14.87
Those Darn Squirrels and the Cat Next Door • Amazon Business $14.25 1 $14.25
Secret Pizza Party • Amazon Business $13.66 1 $13.66
You Get What You Get (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $12.98 1 $12.98
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $12.84 1 $12.84
After the Fall (How Humpty Dumpty Got Back Up Again) • Amazon Business $12.75 1 $12.75
Memoirs of a Hamster • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Dragons Love Tacos 2: The Sequel • Amazon Business $11.98 1 $11.98
Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
Memoirs of a Goldfish • Amazon Business $11.96 1 $11.96
The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors • Amazon Business $11.90 1 $11.90
Slacker • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Douglas, You Need Glasses! • Amazon Business $11.89 1 $11.89
Spoon • Amazon Business $11.66 1 $11.66
The Most Magnificent Thing • Amazon Business $11.64 1 $11.64
Dragons Love Tacos • Amazon Business $11.45 1 $11.45
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You? • Amazon Business $10.99 1 $10.99
Turkey Claus • Amazon Business $10.63 1 $10.63
Have You Filled a Bucket Today?: A Guide to Daily Happiness for Kids • Amazon Business $10.46 1 $10.46
Thelma the Unicorn • Amazon Business $9.84 1 $9.84
Lacey Walker, Nonstop Talker (Little Boost) • Amazon Business $9.64 1 $9.64
Personal Space Camp • Amazon Business $8.46 1 $8.46
What If Everybody Did That? (What If Everybody? Series) • Amazon Business $8.18 1 $8.18
My Mouth Is a Volcano! • Amazon Business $6.32 1 $6.32
Do Unto Otters: A Book About Manners • Amazon Business $5.64 1 $5.64
Pumpkin the Hamster (Dr. KittyCat #6) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Wildwood Bakery: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #7) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99
The Bad Guys in The Furball Strikes Back (The Bad Guys #3) • Amazon Business $4.39 1 $4.39
Secret of the Water Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #3) • Amazon Business $3.99 1 $3.99
The Bad Guys in Attack of the Zittens (The Bad Guys #4) • Amazon Business $3.96 1 $3.96
Baxter is Missing: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #6) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Eva and the New Owl: A Branches Book (Owl Diaries #4) • Amazon Business $3.93 1 $3.93
Saving the Sun Dragon: A Branches Book (Dragon Masters #2) • Amazon Business $3.61 1 $3.61
Nutmeg the Guinea Pig (Dr. KittyCat #5) • Amazon Business $3.14 1 $3.14

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