Hello Schwenksville Families!
We would like to introduce you to a wonderful program in the library—our Birthday Book Program. Through this program, you can donate a book to our school library in honor of your child’s birthday. This allows you to do something special for your child and our school at the same time. As in the last several years, fundraising continues to be our only source of acquiring new books. When you purchase a book with this program, we do the following:
Birthday books can be ordered at any time during the year, and we always have a good selection of new books on hand, but if you want a book ordered specific to your child’s interests (or specific author or title), please fill out the information on the other side of this letter and return the form and payment to the school 60 days before your child’s birthday. If your child’s birthday is in June, July, August, or September, we will celebrate on his/her “half-year” birthday.
The cost of an average library book, including special binding, processing, and shipping, is $20.00. We ask for a monetary donation from you, rather than a book donation. You may help us select the interest and grade level of the birthday book, but we would prefer to select the specific books, as we know what we already have and can usually get a sturdier binding designed for multiple user wear and tear. We are always looking for new titles for our library when choosing birthday books. If our library already has a specific title you request, we do our best to find a book with a similar genre or character type. If you participate in the program, we will email you before your child’s birthday to let you know what book we have chosen.
AGAIN THIS YEAR: We would like to have payment included when you sign up. This will greatly simplify the process for us, and allow us better budgeting. Please make checks payable to “Schwenksville Elementary.” If you don’t choose to sign up now, this form will remain on the website throughout the year if you change your mind. Questions: please email or stop in!
Mrs. Melissa Overholser, Library Media Specialist- email@example.com
Mrs. Louan Hughes. Library Assistant- firstname.lastname@example.org
Please complete the information on the second page of this form and return with payment to the library. Please make checks payable to: “Schwenksville Elementary.”
Mark your calendar! Our parent-only book fair will be on November 21 & 22 during parent conferences. More information will be coming soon!
Information about volunteering can be found here when available.