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Ms. Bruner from Richmond VA is requesting Books through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Rev Up Our Reference Section!

Help me give my students an up-to-date reference section in their school library media center. We need new record books, almanacs, animal encyclopedias, and fact books.

  • $597 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Hooray! This project is fully funded

My Students

“If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book.” – J.K. Rowling

In my position as Library Media Specialist, I do everything in my power to help the curious minds that I encounter every day to have access to the tools and information that they need to be successful in their educational endeavors.

Despite my dedication to the students, they aren't always afforded the same advantages that other students and school districts might have. Our elementary school is almost 100 years old and is a Title I school in a low income urban area. Funding for our library media center has been decreasing, and we don't always have the tools and resources that are needed and desired by the staff and students.

However, despite the financial difficulties that many of our students and our school district deal with, these children do not let this distract from their desire to learn all they can. Furthermore, our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping our students become the best learners and people they can be. This has been proven by our school's ability to meet state educational standards and reach full accreditation.

My Project

My students need new books for their school library reference section. Our encyclopedias, almanacs and other reference books are outdated and falling apart. Even though information is readily available on the internet, sometime the amount of information is overwhelming (and not always accurate!) Being able to browse books right in front of you can help some students discover a topic for a research paper, project, or pique their interest in another way. We also need new copies of the Guinness Book of World Records. Students LOVE to look through these books, and some students have even used older versions as inspiration for trying to set their own records!

Donations to this project will greatly improve our school library by giving the students more access to information that they need.

Thank you for your consideration.

Ms. Bruner
Grades 3-5
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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This project will reach 300 students.

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Guinness World Records 2019 • Amazon Business $20.27 3 $60.81
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! A Century Of Strange! • Amazon Business $26.06 2 $52.12
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2018 • Amazon Business $24.95 2 $49.90
The World Almanac and Book of Facts 2019 • Amazon Business $23.65 2 $47.30
National Geographic Animal Encyclopedia: 2,500 Animals with Photos, Maps, and More! • Amazon Business $19.96 2 $39.92
Smithsonian: Timelines of Everything • Amazon Business $19.49 2 $38.98
Ultimate Bugopedia: The Most Complete Bug Reference Ever (National Geographic Kids) • Amazon Business $18.41 2 $36.82
National Geographic Kids Almanac 2019 (National Geographic Almanacs) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
Science! (Knowledge Encyclopedias) • Amazon Business $16.50 2 $33.00
The Travel Book: Mind-Blowing Stuff on Every Country in the World (Lonely Planet Kids) • Amazon Business $13.59 2 $27.18
Big Book of How Revised and Updated: 1,001 Facts Kids Want to Know (A TIME for Kids Book) (TIME for Kids Big Books) • Amazon Business $13.51 2 $27.02
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Out of this World Edition 2018 • Amazon Business $11.89 2 $23.78

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