Yancey County Schools is holding a book drive to grow classroom libraries and media centers. We want to create an even stronger literacy rich environment and encourage students to find a love of reading by giving them choice in their reading options.
As author Kelly Gallagher says in his book Readicide, “…if we are to have any chance of developing a reading habit in our students, they must be immersed in a K12 ‘book flood’ – a term coined by researcher Warwick Elley” (43).
And that’s our goal. Help us flood our classrooms and media centers in all Yancey County Schools and through all ages. Let’s create a movement FOR THE LOVE OF READING.
The book drive will run from November 15 through January 15. Drop off locations include all Yancey County Schools, Yancey County Public Library, and Yancey County Fire Departments.
The schools are accepting gently used and new books with copyright dates of 2000 or newer. While accepting all book donations, there is also a wish list with specific topic and title requests. You can access the full list at the Yancey Public Library, at each school, by calling Jenny Tipton at MHHS or visiting the website: http://bit.ly/bookdriveycs