Why a Book Drive?
When our little community realized that school was going to be very different from our normal routine, Tamraloo Studios started our tutoring branch to serve an education need apparent in our area. Now, with an in-depth literacy intervention program lead by MaryEllen Vogt. Ed.D, we have a deeper appreciation for literacy and first-hand experiences of how it can affect young minds in the best possible way. Much like music, there is science and data linking reading and literacy to success for all-ages, so we asked ourselves what else we could do for our community to promote positivity and success for our students. Our goal is to promote reading, literacy, and potentially provide books over the coming winter break when our students need a breather from their studies, social media, or video games. People are our first priority!
The Foundry is a non-profit located moment from our downtown Lincoln location, and they are also doing wonderful things for our community. They provide free tutoring, wifi, and a safe place to study and hang out after school. When we reached out to ask if they needed any books, we got a resounding yes for gently used books for sixth to twelfth grade.
Vietnam Veterans of America, Inc. is a national non-profit corporation founded in 1978 in the United States that is committed to serving the needs of all veterans. They are committed to taking any of the books that do not serve the Foundry and distributing them appropriately to ensure all your beloved books are going to a wonderful new home.
Please bring your gently loved books to Tamraloo Studios anytime between now and November 20th. During business hours, feel free to leave them at the front desk. If you drop off after we are closed there is a designated box for you to leave your books for us to pick-up when business hours resume.
Thank you so much for your participation in advance in helping our little community during this season of gratitude and giving!