Glenbrook SchoolCalgary, Alberta 877 / 250 Books Given
Principal Aleta Terlecki
Glenbrook is a beautiful school in a high needs area in Calgary where many of our students do not have access to books at home. We have many students that are reading below grade level and we strive to give them many choices in books so they will not be uncomfortable reading.
Our collection of books are well-loved and we strive to offer good literature to students to ignite a lifelong passion for reading. We have no budget for our beautiful library except through the “Adopt A School” program and the occasional Book Fair. Many of our books are becoming outdated or unreadable and over 10 years old and we would like to be able to refresh our collection to offer students more current and exciting choices and renew the well-used ones they love.
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We try to keep our Graphic Novel section updated as these are the books the students gravitate too. Graphic Novels support all levels of readers and we could use new ones as they are extremely loved.
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I fell in Love with reading from a teacher named Mr. Wheeler. I struggled for a very long time with reading and he would not give up on me. I now love reading and wish I could thank him for working so hard with me :)
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