You can register for “An Evening with Debra Goldstein” here!
Please read this post on Linda Rodriguez Writes: Guest Blog by Debra Goldstein, Parkside alumnus and the guest of our author event, “An Evening with Debra Goldstein.”
Students and community members have been working in the library this summer, getting it ready for the 2012-2013 school year. We’ve been cataloging donated books, shelving books, cleaning shelves, moving furniture, creating art…getting the space ready to be used!
This year is our big fundraising year – we need approximately $250,000 to purchase a new collection of materials and another $300,000-$400,000 to renovate the space. Until those funds are raised (and we’ll be purchasing materials as we go) there is no reason to leave the library in its current condition…there are books, let’s get them in the hands of the students!
We appreciate ALL the people who have pitched in this summer to help out – we’re not finished yet, so if you’d like to help, send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAVE THE DATE!
The Parkside Media Center Project and Jackson District Library present:
Debra Goldstein, Parkside alumnus and author of Maze in Blue, a murder mystery set on the campus of the University of Michigan
Date: Saturday, October 6
Time: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Location: Middle School at Parkside Library
Tickets: $35, includes a signed copy of Maze in Blue
All proceeds benefit the library at Parkside
Registration opens August 15
For more information email us at email@example.com
Check out a story about Debra Goldstein here
Books provided by Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor
Ashleigh, from Pennsylvania, made these for our project. Thank you Ashleigh! You are an inspiration and a young volunteer serving the world! What a wonderful, talented way to support libraries!
My wonderful niece Ashleigh sent an email to me offering her help with this project. Ashleigh is a middle schooler and though she lives 500 miles away, I wanted to take her up on her offer. I suggested she write why libraries are important and here is her piece:
Hi!!! My name is Ashleigh Battista and I am from Oxford Pennsylvania. I love my library. It’s a place where books can take you on adventures and they help you learn at the same time!!! I also love my library because there are so many good books that you can read. There are tales about love, friendship, and tales about ghosts, and mysteries. Then there are nonfiction books about science, the Earth, and so much more. There is one last reason that I love my library and that is that there is a librarian who is there to help me. She can help me figure out where books are what type of book I need and she can even recommend books!! These are just a few of the many reasons why I love my library.
Ashleigh is an avid reader and a wonderful niece! I am so proud of her. Thank you Ashleigh!
Anyone else want to pipe in? Send us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please visit the Middle School at Parkside site to donate online: http://parkside.jpsk12.org/
We are on the right side of the page! A link to this site should be up soon.