Friday, November 30, 2012

Join Us in Upgrading a School's Library!

Roosevelt High School in northeast Portland is a public school near our neighborhood that boasts a diverse student and faculty population and has made amazing progress in the past few years to upgrade their curriculum, boost their graduation rate, and instill in their community a much-deserved sense of pride and achievement. They face many challenges, and they are addressing these head-on.

One of the biggest challenges faced by all public schools is money, of course. This year Portland voters passed legislation to help maintain and upgrade school facilities (hooray!) but many other aspects of the school system need more than they have.

We are proud to be partnering with the Roosevelt Library (which has no budget to purchase books) to build their collection. It's a partnership we entered into last December and it proved to be so successful for them (and rewarding for us) that we've decided to do it again this year.

You can be a partner with us! Here's how it works:

We have a wish list from Roosevelt's incredibly dedicated and resourceful media specialist/librarian, Betsy Tighe. You may choose a book or books from this list for the library and we will give you 20% off your purchase.

You may purchase any book(s) of your choice from us for Roosevelt and we will give you 20% off.

If you purchase a Broadway Books gift certificate for Roosevelt (to enable Betsy and her students to shop for what they need), we will add 20% to its value, thereby making your donation worth even more.

You may do any of these things by coming into the store, by calling us (503-284-1726), or by clicking on this link at our website, which will take you directly to the gift certificate page. Just indicate that the certificate is for Roosevelt, and we will add the 20% at the store.

Our goal is to add $1000 worth of books to the library this month. These kids are so worth it! Please help if you can.

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