Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Book Drive for Roosevelt High School

This year, Broadway Books is dedicating our annual book drive to Roosevelt High School. Librarian Betsy Tighe, a dedicated and energetic soul, wrote this to us: “For four years, RHS library was staffed only by a library assistant.  Last year, RHS was able to hire a certified media specialist on a grant it had received from the Federal Department of Education.  However, the grant does not contain funds for materials.” We’re bound and determined to help them with that! 

They need adult and young adult fiction, graphic novels,  nonfiction in the areas of science, medicine, world cultures, and food,  Asian and African literature, and Somali dictionaries. Here’s our proposal:  from November 25th through December 31st, we’ll give you 20% off any book you buy for the RHS library. We've got their wish list behind the counter if you want to buy something from their list. Or you can donate money and we’ll increase your donation by 20% and let Ms. Tighe and her students will choose books for the library’s collection. Either way: Yay! A win-win for sure. Each year our customers have shown themselves to be thoughtfully supportive of the schools we "drive" for -- we thank you, and the kids thank you.


  1. Someone please buy a copy of the book Queer: The Ultimate LGBT Guide for Teens. Every school should have a copy.

  2. Kathy -- I'm happy to report that someone already bought this book for Roosevelt, but I'm sure there are plenty of other schools who need copies of this valuable book.


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