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Mrs. Holberg from Mauston WI is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

It's Written in the Stars...

My students need bookmarks, book lights and diverse texts to help them see the perspectives of the world!

  • $399 goal

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My Students

Within my two libraries and middle school Makerlab, my 800 middle and high school students research, read, work in small groups, and discover together. I want students to WANT to learn. I want them to become engaged owners of their learning, to pair the familiar with the unfamiliar, to create something brand new, and to learn from each other.

Some students need a bit of incentive to visit the library on their own.

Offering fun prize bags including quality, diverse texts has proven to get them in!

We are a fund-deficient district, deeply feeling the effects of dramatically decreased funding at the state level. Gone is money for many items that would increase student engagement and foster a true love of learning and discovery.

My Project

Our high school library celebrates YALSA's Teen Read Week each year! Each year, we see more and more students come to the library to check out the year's theme and little prizes to be won for participating in Teen Read Week activities in our library. I've wanted to create more meaningful prizes for our students, but cost is always a factor.

The perfect book for a student can be transformative.

This year, YALSA's Teen Read Week Top 10 book nominees are better than ever! I'm so excited to be able to put some of these amazing books into the hands of my students! We need bookmarks, book lights, and books.

Mrs. Holberg
Grades 9-12
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
One of Us Is Lying • Amazon Business $12.52 2 $25.04
Caraval • Amazon Business $9.34 2 $18.68
Book Light for Reading in Bed - Clip on LED Reading Light & Bookmark - Batteries Included - Great Birthday & Christmas Gifts for Book Lovers - Pink Flowers • Amazon Business $9.20 2 $18.40
Best Book Light for Reading in Bed - Gifts for Book Lovers Bright Powerful LED for Bookworms Blue • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Strange the Dreamer • Amazon Business $8.92 2 $17.84
Best LED Book Reading Light, Make Reading Fun, Easy Clip on Reading Light for Night Time & Travel - Lightweight & Easy to Use - Egyptian Mummy • Amazon Business $8.90 2 $17.80
Shoot for the Moon Beaded Bookmark • Amazon Business $2.95 6 $17.70
Best Reading Light for Books in Bed - Gifts for Book Lovers Bright Powerful LED for Bookworms Black • Amazon Business $8.80 2 $17.60
Warcross • Amazon Business $8.63 2 $17.26
Black Cat Avenue 20" x 30" Printed Tissue Paper For Gift Wrapping, 24-Sheet, Gold Stars • Amazon Business $14.99 1 $14.99
Sun Beaded Bookmark • Amazon Business $2.95 5 $14.75
Celestial Beaded Bookmark • Amazon Business $2.95 5 $14.75
The Inexplicable Logic of My Life • Amazon Business $6.80 2 $13.60
Long Way Down • Amazon Business $12.59 1 $12.59
Novel Box® Navy Blue Matte Laminated Euro Tote Paper Gift Bag Bundle 8"X4"X10" (10 Count) + NB Cleaning Cloth • Amazon Business $11.99 1 $11.99
Waste of Space • Amazon Business $11.20 1 $11.20
The Book of Lies • Amazon Business $11.08 1 $11.08
Mask of Shadows • Amazon Business $10.75 1 $10.75
The Disappearances • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99
All Rights Reserved (Harlequin Teen) • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

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