Press Release Fun:
Last week, our neighborhood middle school (Whatcom Middle School – Bellingham, WA) burned, causing devastating losses not only for the school district but the teachers and students. The District is doing an amazing job of stuffing the students into other schools’ vacant rooms for the time being. Here is a link to our local paper if you have time to take a look.
http://pd.bellingha mherald.com/ sp?aff=1100& keywords= whatcom+midle+ school&submit= %3CIMG+alt% 3Dsearch+ src%3D%22http% 3A%2F%2Fmedia. bellinghamherald .com%2Fimages% 2Fbtn_search. gif%22%3E
The community support has been amazing, and Royce and I are looking for ways to help. One of the immediate needs expressed by teachers is finding ways to replace their classroom libraries. They lost essentially every book – if the fire didn’t get them, the water did. We are collecting new or gently used books suitable for 6 – 9 grade level. If you are an author in this group, here is a chance to get your work in front of a school full of kids. If any teachers or librarians have extra copies of anything appropriate, those are great too. We know times are tight for everyone these days, but if you have a few books to spare, or if you know of any resources that would be useful to pursue, please let us know.
Books can be mailed to:
Royce and Cara Buckingham
2420 Eldridge Avenue
Bellingham, WA 98225
With deepest gratitude,
Cara and Royce Buckingham (author of Demonkeeper & Goblins)
Filed under: Press Release Fun
About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
SLJ Blog Network