Diane Averett, media specialist at Carver Elementary School, has purchased 165 new books for beginning readers with $3,000 in grant funds from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation.
First-grade students at Carver Elementary School are shown in the above photo as they hold some of their new books.They include, from left, Natalie Roberts, Colton Morgan, Anora Hamrick and Lupita Gonzalez.
The grant funding is for the school's "Carver Readers Soar!" project for youth literacy.
The new books will be used for students to read in their classes during the school day and during their sessions with Averett in the media center.
Averett adds the Dollar General grant funding to funds from two other grants she has secured. Those include $500 from Donors Choose to purchase LEGOS and other educational manipulatives and a $750 Walmart Community Foundation Grant for materials for the school's Maker Space classroom.
Address 987 Carver School Road, Henderson, NC 27537