At this time of year many of us may take it for granted that when our children visit their public school library, it’s going to be full of books. But the truth is that at many of our community schools, books are in short supply and in some instances there isn’t even a library at all. Recently, a teacher at Pittsburgh Manchester PreK-8 shared a picture of the empty shelves at their library and noted that they only have 40 usable books in their fiction section. A post about the situation on local blog Yinzercation went viral and already Sheila May-Stein is receiving copies of her Amazon Wish List books!
While her school may now be getting the books that they need, there are still at least 9 other schools in the Pittsburgh Public School system without adequate libraries. They are looking for fiction or other books aimed at 2nd to 8th graders and if you’d like to send them a new book or donate some of your gently used books to the cause, you can send them to:
C/O Pittsburgh Manchester K-8
1612 Manhattan Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15233