Adrian Elementary School hit a significant milestone recently as the Learning Resource Center has now received over 50,000 donated books valued at over $500,000 through a partnership with First Book! Beginning with the 2011-2012 school year, First Book, a non-profit social enterprise which provides new books to students in need, has donated class sets for entire grade levels to Adrian Elementary School. Students use the books during in-class activities and homework assignments in the Learning Resource Center. Adrian Learning Resource Center teacher Ms. Cathy Stang requests and organizes shipments of books, and regularly submits grant requests to community partners, including Legacy Village and Mayfield Church in Chesterland, which helps to cover shipping costs.
By providing increased access to books covering a wide range of topics and genres, the First Book partnership has supported school-wide literacy and increased student interest in reading. Best of all, students can choose to keep any of the books, which are donated! The South Euclid Lyndhurst Schools would like to recognize First Book and Adrian Elementary teacher Ms. Cathy Stang for their dedication on behalf of our students.