Help Rebuild Joplin’s School Libraries

Joplin Tornado ReliefIn response to the devastating tornado that hit Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, Mackin has created a special Funds4Books Disaster Relief program to to help rebuild the school library collections that were damaged in Joplin.  The Missouri Association of School Librarians provided this update on the organization’s website:

“All Joplin librarians are safe, however several of their schools have been destroyed or heavily damaged. Irving Elementary and Joplin High School are total losses, and East Middle School is severely damaged. The school year has ended early and summer school has been canceled.”

School may be out for the summer, but the Joplin Area School District has only twelve weeks to rebuild for the 2011-2012 school year.  This is where Mackin comes in.

In cooperation with the Joplin School District, the Missouri Association of School Librarians, and the Southwest Regional Association of School Librarians, Mackin Educational Resources invites Books in Bloom readers (and beyond–spread the word!) help Joplin rebuild by donating to the Funds4Books Disaster Relief program.   100% of funds raised will be given to librarians who lost their libraries, and Mackin will match 10% of every $100 donated!

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