Campo Book Club Hosts Book Drive for Schools in Need

Campo students can donate their TK-5th grade books at the front of the library through the month of March.

Throughout the month of March, the Campolindo Book Club is hosting a book drive for elementary school kids preschool/TK through 5th. There is a box at the front of the Campo library where students can drop off and donate children’s books.

“I wanted to do a book drive because I felt like [the club] needed to do more service work,” said Club President junior Katelyn Shipman, when asked how she came up with the idea. “I wanted to reach out to more people. Through my volunteer work at the Lafayette Library my manager put me in contact with teachers who needed books.”

The club says that throughout the drive they want to promote the importance of donating because of the lack of opportunities others might have, “I feel like Campo has a lot of opportunities that other schools don’t have. We have a lot more money than other schools so we can use that money and our resources to help schools which don’t have as much as we do,” Secretary junior Sonam Mangu stated.

The club is specifically looking for copies of books such as Clifford, Berenstain Bears and Little Critters, along with Spanish picture books and ‘early reading books.’ Books donated will be given to elementary schools in Antioch. “[Reading is] an exciting thing for young children,” Advisor and Librarian of the club, Ms. Morgan said. “Remember that kids learning to read is such a valuable time in [their] life. Having books in your hand can open up your mind, open up your imagination and your creativity.”

Information about the Campo Book Club book drive can also be found on Campo’s February 27 ‘Weekly Roundup’ newsletter on Canvas. Flyers are also available at the front desk.