Western Village Academy Book Drive
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
The Oklahoma Christian University Beam Library staff has kicked off
the 2007 Book Drive campaign for Western Village Academy-- Open the
World of Possibilities for a Child. “Reading is a wonderful way for
children to be exposed to a world of possibilities beyond their current
frame of reference,” says OC library director Tamie Willis. The library
at Western Village has an unusual philosophy. To paraphrase the
principal, Peggy Brinson, if the students check out a library book and
don’t bring it back, it’s not an issue. It’s more important that they
have a book at home to read. Because of that, there is a constant need
to replace the library books. The books provided through the OC Book
Drive are a wonderful way to continue putting books into the hands of
A Christmas tree located in the OC library lobby has gift tag
ornaments with names of books chosen by the librarian at Western
Village that can be purchased for the campaign. The books can also be
purchased in honor of a loved one, including a book plate identifying
who donated the book, the name of the honoree, and that it was
purchased through the OC Book Drive. Every time a student opens up one
of the books, they will see that it was provided through the generosity
and care of the OC community.
The project continues a relationship between Western Village and OC
that goes back more than nine years. Currently a mentoring program
takes OC students to the Western Village campus to mentor children one
day a week.
The drive will run until Dec 14 and all books must be paid for at the time of selection.
For more information about the book drive or to purchase a book contact Tamie Willis at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the OC Library website at www.oc.edu/library.