A few months ago, teacher Gina StMaur Foody told me that she was going to have her students at Kingsway Regional middle school do a huge book drive for the second year in a row.
Renee Seabrook Hart, a teacher in Glassboro NJ, arranged with Principal Craig Stephenson to have over 3,000 books transported from Kingsway to her school where they will be distributed to prevent the summer slide at a BookSmiles June 7th book fair. Mary Aruffo (Glassboro Gtalp) works with Renee on the Glassboro end, along with other great teachers.
The books, of course, will be free, and kids will take books home to babies in the family as well as younger siblings.
Children should not feel badly if they don't have the funds to buy books at a school book fair. This is a reason why BookSmiles exists!