students collected 3,248 books in the 10th year of a recent student-run book drive. The drive is done on behalf of BookEnds, the Los Angeles-based program that helps schools in need stock their libraries.
Students from Marcia Nix’s third-grade class and Lori Rose’s fourth-grade class were responsible for collecting, counting, organizing and packaging all the books, which were donated by Webster families and friends of the school. It took several hours for students to sort them in the auditorium and box them. The students then took a field trip to deliver the books to Lemonwood Elementary School in Oxnard.
“I am so proud of my kids,” said Nix, who has been teaching at Webster for 11 years. “They not only did a superb job, but the enthusiasm was palpable—amazing!”
BookEnds began in 1998, and since then, student volunteers have filled 585 barren libraries throughout the Los Angeles area, delivering more than 2.1 million books into the hands of at-risk students. For more information, go to www.bookends.org.