We end the second book fair for Ballou High School in 2012 with deep thanks to everyone who shopped the Powells wish list, spread the word, and supported our efforts to build this most worthy of school libraries. Over 175 books were bought off the wish list and many others were sent direct by authors (thank you!). You've already seen how the students were there to unpack the boxes, and reading the Ballou Library tweets will show you just how excited librarian Melissa Jackson is to see those new titles arrive to fill her shelves. This has been great and it has had a real and significant impact on the lives of many book loving teens. We did a good thing here and on behalf of everyone at Guys Lit Wire, I thank you for taking part. See you in the spring when we return to Ballou again!
Tears of JOY for ALL OF MY GIVERS of BOOKS TO BALLOU SHS IN WASHINGTON, DC- Library Media Center! One resourceful library-Thanks to YOU!— Melissa Jackson (@BallouLibrary) October 18, 2012
IT IS GREAT TO SEE IN A WORLD THAT IS SAID TO BE A TOUGH ECONOMICAL TIME THAT PEOPLE LIKE YOU ARE GIVING STUDENTS BRAND NEW FREE BOOKS :)— Melissa Jackson (@BallouLibrary) October 18, 2012