School Library “Birthday Book” Donation Program
One way to recognize a student’s birthday in the classroom is through the donation of a “Birthday Book.” In lieu of birthday treats/trinkets brought in on the scholar’s birthday, parents may purchase a book to donate to the school library in honor of their scholar’s birthday. The scholar is welcome to bring in the book to the classroom on their birthday, if they want to share why they selected it, i.e. favorite fairy tale, they can briefly share it with the class. For younger scholars with shorter books, the teacher could even read it aloud, if time allows.
There are wish lists available through Amazon.com:
- Amazon Wish Lists:
|Picture Books||Level Readers||Fairy Tales/Folklore||Early Chapter Books|
|Chapter Fiction||Historical Chapter Fiction Series||Classic Novels||Art & Music|
We will have a special bookplate to be completed by the parent – scholar’s name, birth month and birthday (6, 7, 8, etc.) – and adhered in the front cover the book. When that book is checked out, it will be known it was a special donation. We would also like to showcase the books during their birth month, having them on display for all to see. Obviously, that will have more impact in future years but hope the scholars will stop by and remember when a book was donated on their behalf.
This is not limited to a one-time donation, if parents choose to buy a book every year for their child’s birthday, what a wonderful impact that child leaves at the school!
This is also available for Prep scholars, however, birthdays are not recognized in the classroom. We will include a summary each month with donated Birthday Books on the school website.
Contact our School Librarian, Jodi Tinker, with any questions.