ELIZABETH – Winfield Scott School No. 2 received a donation of 4,000 books through Adele’s Literacy Library, an organization that supports reading initiatives in schools and other organizations. Adele Taylor began the Literacy Library at the age of thirteen to “empower people of all ages through the world of reading.”
In November 2011, on the national Teen Nick channel, Target partnered with the Nickelodeon Halo Awards to honor Adele Taylor and Adele’s Literacy Library. As part of her recognition, Target provided Taylor with $10,000 towards her education as well as a donation of 25,000 books to aid schools in her community with the help of First Book, a nonprofit literacy organization.
The books were distributed to all members of the school in December at Winfield Scott’s 11th Annual Bedtime with Books. Each child in attendance chose a book to start a home library. The donated books will also be used in classrooms and to augment the school’s library.
Superintendent of Schools Pablo Muñoz commented, “We are proud to share Adele Taylor’s vision of empowering all children through literacy. Elizabeth Public Schools and the learning community at Winfield Scott School No. 2 welcome the additional books to enhance the school’s rigorous curriculum and further encourage student achievement through reading.”
To learn more about Adele’s Literacy Library, visit www.adelesliteracylibrary.org
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