The River Road Annual Holiday Party will be at the Marchbanks home at 128 Armour Place Dec 19 at 6:30. Join your neighbors as we celebrate the season. Please bring a dish or beverage to share; we look forward to seeing you all there.
SHARE YOUR HOLIDAY CHEER AND DONATE A BOOK
AT THE HOLIDAY PARTY!
In the spirit of the holidays, we will once again collect children’s books appropriate for elementary students at the RRNA Holiday Party. After the party the books will be donated to our neighborhood elementary school, Hawthorne Academy on Josephine.
Students at the school range in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and these books go a long way to supplement the library’s budget. An unwrapped new or gently used book will be greatly appreciated.
According to Hawthorne Academy librarian Bonnye Cavazos, “Hawthorne Academy in SAISD serves 740 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade. All students visit the library at least bimonthly. With a district budget of $1 per student, providing a wide range of books is difficult at best. Fiction books such as Goosebumps and Diary of a Wimpy Kid are always in demand. Easy readers, specifically about characters such as Dora, Clifford and Thomas the Tank Engine, are extremely popular. In addition, books in Spanish for our bilingual students are needed. Favorite nonfiction topics are space, electricity and war.”
Volunteers are always needed at the Hawthorn Academy library for both tasks as well as reading to or with students. If you are interested in volunteering, contact librarian Bonnye Cavazos at (210) 738-9795 press 5 for the library or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Sally Boothe-Meredith