Central Elementary Community SchoolChilliwack, British Columbia 5 / 253 Books Given
Principal Leslie Waddington Our biggest issue at our school is our need for new nonfiction books. Our nonfiction book section is very outdated. We lack current and relevant books that work with the new BC Curriculum. Most of the books in our nonfiction collection are over 20 years old. We need to replace our redundant books with resources that reflect the current educational landscape. Our school district is undergoing a grade reconfiguration. Elementary schools will now be going to a K-5 model. A majority of the nonfiction collection is now too advanced for our school population. We need to find a variety of nonfiction resources that reflect our student’s primary and early intermediate reading levels. We are an inner city school, so it is very important to have books and resources that students can read and want to read. We have a small yearly budget and nonfiction books can be quite expensive. Any additional funding will have a huge impact on our library, our students, and school as a whole. We try to buy gently used novels, chapter, picture and story books from thrift stores. Unfortunately thrift stores are usually lacking any significant nonfiction books. We could also use the money to complete or replace some popular, well used novels and book series in our library.
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