3 S.R. Johannes: Give a Book, Help A School (Nashville)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Give a Book, Help A School (Nashville)

Last week Kingston Springs Elementary School experienced a flash flood and six feet of water submerged their entire school. There was a crew there today even as we wrote working to clean up and salvage items that were not damaged. Unfortunately, the news from that crew has been grim - due to the contaminated flood water there will not be much saved. Sue's library, for all intents and purposes, did lose the entire collection of books. Due to the damage, Kingston Springs Elementary School will not be re-opening until next year.

Their library had 8500 books and most were destroyed by the water. The only books they have left are the 200 or so that children had checked out over the weekend.

They need books! If you have a couple copies of your own books lying around, or have some gently used books, they can use them. Even duplicates can be used in classrooms.

The Cheatham County Board of Education is taking monetary donations and supply donations. If you wish to make a monetary donation please mail checks to:

Cheatham County Board of Education
102 Elizabeth St.
Ashland City, TN 37015

The checks need to be made payable to Kingston Springs Elementary School and please indicate on the memo line where the donation should be applied (i.e. library, etc)

Donations of books or supplies can be mailed or brought to the following location:

Kingston Springs Elementary Donation Room 23
c/o Harpeth Middle School
170 Harpeth View Trail
Kingston Springs, TN 37082

I will be getting books together to donate to the school. So I'm accept donations and take yours as well :)

Thanks :)


Jemi Fraser said...

What a great idea Shelley - I just donated a bunch of my own to the local women's shelter, but I'll send a donation their way.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

What a great idea, Shelli. I'll see what I've got that's age appropriate.

Corey Schwartz said...

I'll definitely send a Hop Plop and some other good ones!

Carolyn V. said...

What a wonderful thing to do. Way to go Shelli.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great idea. I'll send some of my books asap. Thanks for posting this Sheli!

Jennifer said...

That's so terrible, but it's fantastic that people are helping out! I'm going to see if we have any old books laying around...

lisa and laura said...

This is wonderful Shelli! I'll see what I can cull from our bookshelves!

kathrynjankowski said...

Terrific idea, Shelli! Thanks for bringing it to our attention.

Susan Fields said...

How terrible! Thanks for letting us know about it - I'll look through our library for books we're no longer using.

Virginia S Grenier said...

I feel so bad for the school, but it is a great opportunity for authors. Thanks for sharing. I'll not only send my own books, but some of the books I was sent to review that are book shelf ready.

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