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The average age of a book in a healthy library should be less than 10 years old.
Average age of books to be under 10 years old in a healthy library.
A healthy library requires minimum budget of $30 every year for every child.
A healthy library requires min. budget of $30/year/child.
At Bowcroft we have a diverse population, who have not yet developed a love of reading. Adding books that are current and high interest will help to hook students into reading. We have many students who are reading below grade level. We need to update our library collection to include books that are at grade level and meet the curricular outcomes. The books are falling apart, outdated, not attractive to students and they smell!