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Mrs. Chestnut from Cushing OK is requesting Reading Nooks, Desks & Storage through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Little School Library

Help me give my students access to library books throughout the whole year!

  • $771 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

My students are from a small rural school. Many students are on free and reduced-price lunches. I taught middle school for 12 years, third and fourth for 5 years, and now I have been back in middle school for 2 years now!

My students are eager learners!

My students make our learning environment enjoyable. I have amazing kids and parents. I have around 20 students per class depending on the school year. My students love to read and share stories. If they do not love to read, hopefully that changes before they leave my hands.

My Project

Our students live in rural Oklahoma. Our students need access to books all year round. This includes weekend, holidays, summer and even winter break. We need a Little Free Library to share our love of reading with the community.

Many of our students in our small rural school love to read.

We would love to give our students a chance to grow as readers by giving them an opportunity to be part of something big in our community. Our community is between two towns. I would love for my students to have a Little Free Library. My middle school students will be in charge of keeping our library up and getting quality books donated. These books can be used by anyone in our community.

The first little library was inspired in honor of a teacher. Our idea for a little library was inspired by our librarian, Nancy Shoemake. Nancy began her teacher career in 1976. She has been and is still currently the librarian of our school for 19 years. She loves our students and loves to share her joy of reading with our small rural school. Our school little library will be named in honor of our school library, Nancy Shoemake.

Mrs. Chestnut
Grades 3-5
More than half of students from low‑income households

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
First Library Replica • little free library $500.00 1 $500.00

Materials cost

$500.00

Vendor shipping charges

$77.00

State sales tax

$40.75

3rd party payment processing fee

$7.50

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$655.25

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$115.63

Total project goal

$770.88

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$770.88

11 Donors

-$487.00

Donations toward project cost

-$428.95

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$58.05

match offer

-$266.24

Match offer toward project cost

-$226.30

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$39.94

Excluded support for DonorsChoose

-$17.65

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$0.00

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