Over 100 Caledonia North Supervisory Union first graders returned from February/March vacation to find they had two new books to call their own. The books were provided by the MyBooks Program, a private, nonprofit collaboration of Northeast Kingdom Learning Services, Compass Publishing, and Radiant Hen Publishing. Funding for the books was possible thanks to Community National Bank and an anonymous private donor.
Amanda Killam, first-grade teacher at Miller's Run School in Sheffield, said that the students had just complete their "Rock and Read Week" before vacation, making the free books the perfect finale to the program.
Last fall, students in schools in Essex and Orleans Countries also received books through the MyBooks program with funding from the Carl Gary Taylor Foundation for Children. Northeast Kingdom Learning Services (NEKLS) is currently accepting private or corporate donations to allow MyBooks to expand next year to every K-5 student in the three Northeast Kingdom Counties. See the excitement as children receive their books and hear from one of the books' authors as well as one of the past donors here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9gigc7j5zM.