Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders!

Verified Non-Profit

Verified Non-Profit

The Description

Do you love to read? How many times have you "lost" yourself in a book being transported to another place or time? Or learned something new and fascinating about the world or people around you?

Reading is not only is a fundamental skill that underscores every activity we do in our daily lives - from checking out the latest headlines to knowing how to make our favorite recipe - it is also an essential skill for a lifetime of learning and achievement.

From the first steps of sounding out a new word, to moving on to early readers, to chapter books, and eventually to more complex texts of fiction and non-fiction, reading broadens our horizons, stimulates our imagination, and opens up a world of unlimited possibilities. 

Five years ago, the Bache-Martin school library was shuttered due to district-wide budget cuts, eliminating a tremendous resource to our 450+ K-8th grade students. Since then, the school has been providing students as much of a library experience as they could on a piecemeal basis. Through this campaign - "Today's Readers, Tomorrow's Leaders!" - the school is seeking to provide students with a more holistic set of tools needed to become great readers today, and the roots needed to be the leaders of tomorrow. This goal will be achieved by giving students access to a diverse range of age-appropriate reading and literacy materials at school, at home, and everywhere they go by:

Refurbishing the school's library with supplies, technology, and updated age-appropriate reading materials that can be used by classrooms in the interim while a permanent librarian is sought;

• Enhancing existing in-classroom libraries with additional books geared towards student interests; and

• Providing access to online resources to augment the library experience. 

All materials to be acquired are aligned with the School District of Philadelphia and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania library guidelines.

Back Up Plan

If we do not reach our goal, we will use any funds raised to purchase as much material as we can to support reading opportunities and growth for our students.

Fundraiser Updates (3)

We did it! But there's still time for the match!

October 20, 2017

WOW! A huge ginormous thank you to all who helped us achieve (and exceed!) our goal for our library campaign! We still have 18 hours to go, and Nina is still matching donations through the end, so final numbers with the match will be coming soon!

 

Jerilyn

We have a match!

October 18, 2017

Hi all! Did you know that in honor of her birthday last week, Nina Liou is matching all contributions that come in now through the end of the campaign? So your donation will now be worth double! We are actually much closer to our goal that stated on the Pledge Cents site due to her matching campaign, so please help spread the word about the match, and let's bring this home!

3 days to go!

Thanks!

Jerilyn

On our way!

October 4, 2017

Hello!

We are about one third of the way to our goal with just over two weeks to go!  Thank you so much to those that have contributed so generously.  Please continue to share our campaign on social media as they translate into $$ for our case!

Thanks!

Jerilyn Dressler,

Board President, Friends of Bache-Martin

Comments (6)

Maeve October 19, 2017

My 6 daughter who loves going to the library at school was sad to hear that there are schools without libraries. She wanted give all her money to your fundraiser. Please make sure your library has some "Fancy Nancy" books. Those are her favorite and thinks your students will enjoy them too.

Fran Denekas October 19, 2017

Tara I love your passion to make change! The world needs more of you.

David & Amy Choules October 13, 2017

In honor of Nina on her birthday. We are so proud of our Bache-Martin Tigers!

John & Fran Casey October 9, 2017

Young minds are the future.

Tatiana Granoff September 29, 2017

As a retired school librarian, the goal of reopening the school library could not be closer to my heart.

Shannon Cleary September 21, 2017

In honor of Miss Meri and memory of Grandma Mary❤

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About the Creator

I am currently the parent of a 4th grader at Bache-Martin, and I was the President of the Home and School Association for 4 years. With having 2 children that previously/currently attend Bache-Martin, I am deeply invested in seeing my neighborhood public school succeed and offer as many opportunities as possible to our students. I am also the Treasurer of the Friends of Bache-Martin.

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