In anticipation of next week's book sale
My shelves at home are looking a little bare since I donated some volumes to The NHBookClub's upcoming book sale to benefit The News-Herald's Newspapers in Education program.
NIE is a program that puts newspapers in the classroom, providing educators with an additional resource for teaching social studies, math, science, history and more. During the 2011-12 school year, 132 area teachers took advantage of the program - at all grade levels and including at-risk youth programs and adult basic education classes. That's according to our NIE coordinator Stacey Mastascusa.
We raise funds to cover 75 percent of the cost of classroom newspapers and all of the costs of curriculum guides, educational supplements, teacher guides and teacher workshops. Our business partners and vacationing subscribers provide the rest of the funding.
We're always trying to think of new ways to raise those needed funds. So when our Circulation Director Tom Pottorff suggested we host a book sale - a concept that had proven successful elsewhere - we said, count us in.
We've been in the midst of reorganizing space in our newsroom to open areas for our media lab members to work and for those in the community to be able to access our archives.
The massive cleanup left us with some materials we no longer use/have space to house.
Encyclopedias or media guides anyone?
The sale will run from noon to 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at The News-Herald, 7085 Mentor Ave., Willoughby.
I'm looking forward to meeting fellow book lovers, so please say hi, and share your favorite reads while you're browsing, I'm always on the prowl for suggestions.