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Mrs. Hernandez from Santa Rosa CA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 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 Our library is outdated with books averaging from the late 1990's.

  • $588 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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4 donors4 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 330 students.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
The Hall Monitors Are Fired!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #8) • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bat! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Chick (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Clover! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
There Was a Cold Lady Who Swallowed Some Snow! • Amazon Business $17.20 1 $17.20
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Bell! • Amazon Business $16.00 1 $16.00
Flurry of the Snombies: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #7) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Recess Is a Jungle!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #3) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Locker Ate Lucy!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #2) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
Charge of the Lightning Bugs: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #8) • Amazon Business $15.99 1 $15.99
The Science Fair Is Freaky! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Eerie Elementary) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Firefighter Pete (Pete The Cat) (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $14.75 1 $14.75
Pop of the Bumpy Mummy: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #6) • Amazon Business $14.49 1 $14.49
School Freezes Over!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #5) • Amazon Business $13.99 1 $13.99
Rumble of the Coaster Ghost: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #9) • Amazon Business $13.59 1 $13.59
Back To School, Splat! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) (Splat the Cat) • Amazon Business $13.55 1 $13.55
Snap of the Super-Goop: A Branches Book (The Notebook of Doom #10) (Notebook of Doom, The) • Amazon Business $13.45 1 $13.45
Classes Are Canceled!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #7) • Amazon Business $13.25 1 $13.25
Super Narwhal and Jelly Jolt (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #2) • Amazon Business $12.99 1 $12.99
Splat The Cat For President (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $12.03 1 $12.03
Peanut Butter and Jelly (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #3) • Amazon Business $11.49 1 $11.49
Valley of Kings (TombQuest, Book 3) • Amazon Business $11.04 1 $11.04
Narwhal: Unicorn of the Sea (A Narwhal and Jelly Book #1) • Amazon Business $10.86 1 $10.86
Unicorn Crossing (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 5): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
Unicorn on a Roll (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 2): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn in the Magic Storm (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 6) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Unicorn vs. Goblins (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 3): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Phoebe and Her Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 1) • Amazon Business $7.99 1 $7.99
Merry Christmas, Splat (Splat the Cat) • Amazon Business $7.95 1 $7.95
Unicorn of Many Hats (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 7) • Amazon Business $7.40 1 $7.40
Razzle Dazzle Unicorn (Phoebe and Her Unicorn Series Book 4): Another Phoebe and Her Unicorn Adventure • Amazon Business $6.78 1 $6.78
Sam Battles the Machine!: A Branches Book (Eerie Elementary #6) • Amazon Business $5.97 1 $5.97
There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Turkey! (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) • Amazon Business $3.22 1 $3.22

Materials cost

$424.24

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$38.82

3rd party payment processing fee

$6.36

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$499.42

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$88.13

Total project goal

$587.55

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$587.55

3 Donors

-$306.28

Donations toward project cost

-$260.34

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$45.94

match offer

-$281.27

Match offer toward project cost

-$239.08

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$42.19

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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Project Activity

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