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Mrs. Villeda from Van Nuys CA is requesting Flexible Seating through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Kid Friendly Library for 2019, Not 1951!

Help me give my students an updated library with age appropriate flexible seating, a listening center, and an inviting atmosphere.

  • $2,547 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

Our students come from diverse backgrounds with unique needs. We are a Title 1 school where more than 85% of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. As a Blue Ribbon of Excellence school, we strive to provide educational resources and equitable opportunities for students to learn and grow. We make efforts to collect and review student data to analyze needs and design instruction around them. This year we are focusing on reading improvement.

Our students deserve to have a friendly and inviting library that allows them to have passion to learn by reading.

As a pre-k to 5th grade school, we try to ensure that all ages have appropriate materials and resources to meet their needs and engage in academic learning. However, our district budget for additional funds constraints us to the minimum allowable resources.

My Project

As a school wide project, we hope to update our library. Our library was built in 1951 and it is not student friendly. The bookshelves, decor, and furniture is outdated and inappropriate sizing for student use, especially our younger pre-school through second graders. We hope that by adding lower level tables and colorful chairs, it will make it inviting and more accessible to use.

Our students deserve to call their library a place of their own.

The back of our library is currently being used as storage of materials with no space to put them. It is unaccessible for students. With the addition of bookshelves and storage bins, we can make it more organized. Once the back area is organized, we can use the space to create a listening center where students can go and enjoy flexible seating and listen to their favorite books with their peers. By adding age appropriate posters and decorations, students will feel excited to enter the library and stay to learn.

This project will affect every student in the school, not just one classroom. Your donation will impact the school’s climate and overall student attitude for reading and learning. The materials will be used for years to come.

Mrs. Villeda
Grades PreK-2
More than three‑quarters of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
ECR4Kids School Stack Resin Chair, Indoor/Outdoor Plastic Stacking Chairs for Kids, 14 inch Seat Height, Assorted Colors (6-Pack) • Amazon Business $128.79 2 $257.58
Hamilton Buhl 6 Person Listening Center with Bluetooth CD/Cassette/FM Boombox and Deluxe Over-Ear Headphones • Amazon Business $179.95 1 $179.95
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Rocker - Cushioned Ground Chair for Kids, Teens and Adults - Great for Reading, Gaming, Meditating, TV - Green • Amazon Business $130.00 1 $130.00
Sofa Sack - Plush, Ultra Soft Bean Bag Chair - Memory Foam Bean Bag Chair with Microsuede Cover - Stuffed Foam Filled Furniture and Accessories for Dorm Room - Lemon 3' • Amazon Business $60.00 2 $120.00
Flash Furniture 45'' Round Red Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table • Amazon Business $119.44 1 $119.44
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Rocker - Cushioned Ground Chair for Kids, Teens and Adults - Great for Reading, Gaming, Meditating, TV - Red • Amazon Business $113.89 1 $113.89
Flash Furniture 45'' Round Blue Plastic Height Adjustable Activity Table • Amazon Business $110.22 1 $110.22
ECR4Kids SoftZone Floor Rocker - Cushioned Ground Chair for Kids, Teens and Adults - Great for Reading, Gaming, Meditating, TV - Blue • Amazon Business $109.99 1 $109.99
ECR4Kids Softzone 18" Square Ottoman - Furniture for Kids, Junior 12" H, Red • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
ECR4Kids Softzone 18" Square Ottoman - Furniture for Kids, Junior 12" H, Green • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
ECR4Kids Softzone 18" Square Ottoman - Furniture for Kids, Junior 12" H, Purple • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
ECR4Kids Softzone 18" Square Ottoman - Furniture for Kids, Junior 12" H, Yellow • Amazon Business $75.00 1 $75.00
RiverRidge 6 Bin Storage Cabinet for Kids, Espresso • Amazon Business $57.99 1 $57.99
Sorbus Storage Ottoman Bench – Collapsible/Folding Bench Chest with Cover – Perfect Toy and Shoe Chest, Hope Chest, Pouffe Ottoman, Seat, Foot Rest, – Contemporary Faux Suede (Large-Bench, Purple) • Amazon Business $52.99 1 $52.99
Sorbus Storage Ottoman Bench – Collapsible/Folding Bench Chest with Cover – Perfect Toy and Shoe Chest, Hope Chest, Pouffe Ottoman, Seat, Foot Rest, – Contemporary Faux Suede (Large-Bench, Teal) • Amazon Business $50.99 1 $50.99
Childcraft Dr. Seuss Read-Along Set, 5 Books and 5 CDs • Amazon Business $44.69 1 $44.69
Tot Tutors Kids' Primary Colors Small Storage Bins, Set of 4 • Amazon Business $7.75 5 $38.75
Sorbus Storage Ottoman Bench – Collapsible/Folding Bench Chest with Cover – Perfect Toy and Shoe Chest, Hope Chest, Pouffe Ottoman, Seat, Foot Rest, – Contemporary Faux Suede (Medium-Bench, Red) • Amazon Business $33.99 1 $33.99
14" Paint Sticks, Box of 100 Sanded Hardwood Paint Stirrers For Wax, Mix Epoxy, Resin or Kids Wood Crafts, Garden And Library Markers • Amazon Business $21.99 1 $21.99
Cloudk Wall Stickers for Bedroom Living Room, Polka Dot Wall Decals for Kids Boys and Girls (Multicolor,130 Circles) • Amazon Business $8.99 2 $17.98
Sproutbrite Classroom Decorations Vertical Banner/Posters - Educational, Motivational & Inspirational Growth Mindset for Teacher, Students - 4 Poster Pack - 13"x39" Each (Paper) • Amazon Business $17.95 1 $17.95
The Carnival of the Animals (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $16.33 1 $16.33
The Best of Fancy Nancy CD • Amazon Business $12.35 1 $12.35
Decowall DS-8018 The Solar System Kids Wall Stickers Wall Decals Peel and Stick Removable Wall Stickers for Kids Nursery Bedroom Living Room (Small) • Amazon Business $11.95 1 $11.95
Stone Soup - Audio (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.99 1 $8.99
Poetry Speaks to Children (Book & CD) (A Poetry Speaks Experience) • Amazon Business $8.50 1 $8.50
Duck on a Bike (Read Along Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food? (Book & CD) • Amazon Business $8.49 1 $8.49
Heansun 80 PCS Wall Decal Butterfly, Wall Sticker Decals for Room Home Nursery Decor • Amazon Business $8.39 1 $8.39
The Good Dinosaur (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Incredibles 2 Read-Along Storybook and CD (Read-Along Storybook & CD) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Ralph Breaks the Internet Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Inside Out Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Peter Pan Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Toy Story Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
Coco Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
The Lion King Read-Along Storybook and CD • Amazon Business $6.35 1 $6.35
Frozen Read-Along (Book and CD) • Amazon Business $4.99 1 $4.99

Materials cost

$1,929.08

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$176.51

3rd party payment processing fee

$28.94

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$2,164.53

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$381.98

Total project goal

$2,546.51

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$2,546.51

4 Donors

-$2,546.15

Donations toward project cost

-$2,164.53

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$381.62

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$0.36

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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