Take One, Give One

By June Singson and Cynthia Torres

The Read Because You Can club had a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its Little Free Library on May 3rd. The Little Free Library is a small box that has donated books inside and it is located in front of the Mountain View High School’s office.

The purpose of The Free Little Library is to reach out to the community by letting them grab a book so they can read or contribute to the free library. “We wanted to create a partnership between the community and the school, and also be able to boost literacy,” said Ms. Niyiri Manougian, English department.

According to Ms. Manougian, Read Because You Can club advisor,  “the Little Free Library contains books that teach and intrigue, childhood favorites, and teen novels.”

Some of the main members of the Read Because You Can club were Club President Karla Martinez (‘16), year 2015-2016 and  President  Ashley R. Rodriguez (‘17), for the upcoming year 2016-2017.

Ms. Manougian ordered a Little Free Library from a website called littlefreelibrary.org. Some of the books in the Little Free Library came with the order, some were from donations, and some were from library discards.

The club originally ordered the Library with the money that they received from the District Boost Grant received in November.

It took a few months for the funds to go through to their account. May 3rd was the ribbon cutting ceremony where Chef Maxemilian Raymond Padilla, career tech department, and the culinary students served food.

“It’s a really good idea, kids sometimes don’t want to go to a library or even get a library card, so hopefully it encourages reading a hobby, and I think it’s just cute,” said Mrs. Coreen Pineda, English department.


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