“The shelves are pretty bare.”
That’s the assessment of Virginia Boris Elementary School Librarian Laurel Rosa as she eyes the stacks in Clovis Unified’s newest elementary school. Rosa says Oraze Elementary opened just five years ago with 18,000 books. That’s more than five times as many books as Boris Elementary currently has for its 600 students. Rosa estimates she could easily use about 10,000 more books.
This year, all books from the Elizabeth O’Neill Book Drive will go to Boris Elementary. This is the ninth year for the Drive, which helps shore up the libraries for Clovis Unified Title I schools. Over the years, the Drive has collected nearly 3,000 books for the cause. Please drop off any gently used children’s books at San Joaquin College of Law any time before the end of February and help fire a love of reading for local kids!