Wish List seeks to put books into school libraries

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Mt. Blue Regional School District librarians were instrumental in arranging programs such as The Circus Ship event at W.G. Mallett School, earlier this year.

Libraries are the hearts of our schools. All paths lead there. All young students return from the library enriched with knowledge and inspiration. As students find themselves adrift in a world of unfiltered digital information our dedicated librarians are more essential than ever.

By grounding and directing students, as well as supporting teachers, Mt. Blue Regional School District librarians match patron to book, and provide guidance in the area of other information resources. They are a wonderful group and Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers is delighted to continue our partnership with them, and with the community, to help procure the essential new books they need during these times of anemic budgets.

For all the high-quality, low-budget creativity on display in our district libraries even they cannot conjure new books from out of thin air. Exciting new books appear from popular series and are eagerly anticipated by young school library patrons, whether money to purchase them is available or not. With this in mind, DDG and the MBRSD libraries came up with the idea in 2010 to give area residents an opportunity to provide the handful of fresh titles that the libraries so strongly need: DDG’s Mt. Blue RSD Wish List center. The Wish List was a giant success these last four years and the participants are pleased to announce that it is open again for 2014.

Visit and you’ll find a wish list of titles hand-selected by our area school librarians. All purchases further support the library in that DDG will be donating 20 percent of all Wish List proceeds towards the library as well. Stop by The Wish List Center and have a look.

The Wish List is only one part of the MBRSD School Libraries fundraiser, though. The second part is a district wide ‘In Store Book Fair’ at DDG coming up during The Chester Greenwood Weekend! 20 percent of all your purchase will go the school library of your choice, so put your earmuffs on and venture out this weekend to support our school libraries!

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