Huband Park Elementary School

Courtenay, British Columbia 188 / 380 Books Given

Principal Charles Schilling The school is coming up to 20 years as an elementary school. Our collection has many volumes that are really old as the school started as a K-5 school and now is K-7. The regular school budget for library books does not even come close to being able to build the collection and replace worn out resources. We do fundraising because our collection is very old (non fiction average age is 18 years and fiction average age is 14 years old). We only have 6% of our library resources that are 2013 or newer.

We have good resources for early or emergent readers but our collection is seriously deficient in the area of fiction for grade 4 above and for current non fiction. This is the reason that the majority of our collection is used by students in primary. We really need to build our collection for our intermediate students.

380 Children
Children: 380
Avg. age of books: 10-20 yrs
$5.00 Budget/Child
Budget/Child: $5.00