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    Donations to the Lincoln K-8 Library

            Thank you - Gracias - Thank you - Gracias

    Lincoln K-8 has a population of over 800 students and we have been very fortunate to have some very kind and generous people donate books and/or money to our library:

    Author / Illustrator Donna Carr Roberts not only shared her time and talents with the First and Second grade classes at Lincoln K-8 but she also donated 2 signed copies of her book The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears to the Lincoln Library.  The Adventures of Mr. Fuzzy Ears is a story written about the author's dog Scamp and his search for a furry friend or 2.

     A HUGE thank you to the Peoria County Republican Women for sponsoring a celebration for the top 50 AR students in 5th - 8th grade during the 2017-18 school year. Those students  who "elevated their AR points" the most were given a chance to attend Elevate Trampoline Park!  The Peoria County Republican Women also provided students with goodie bags and refreshments along with their experience at the Park.  Students and adults had a fantastic time and a student commented that they were going to read alot next year so they would be sure to go again.

    The Peoria County Republican Women also sponsored a Carnival Celebration for the top 20 AR students in each grade level 1st-4th for the 2017-18 school year. The Carnival Celebration came complete with games and prizes, face painting, popcorn, snowcones and even a bouncy house.  Each student also recieved a bag full of goodies to take home from the Peoria County Republican Women.  We can't thank the Peoria County Republican Women enough for providing these rewards and opportunities for our students.

    During the 2017-18 school year, Ms Molly Whalen generously paid for many of our students' lost book fines and donated money to add books to our collection.  Ms Whalen is an author of children books.  Her latest book, I've Lost My Special Power, is a story about the Odins, special fairies that lived in the Delphi valley. Each one was different, but they all had a special power.  One of the fairies, Solan, begins a quest to find his special power. At the end of his quest, he learns that a special power isn't necessarily what one can do, but what one IS. 

    Later during the year, Ms. Whalen came to Lincoln K-8 to read to both Mrs. Madden's and Quezada's homerooms.  Being read to by the author was a prize for the classrooms that earned  the most AR points during the March Madness 1st - 2nd Grade Experience.  Ms. Whalen generously gave each of the students in the winning homerooms a copy of her book " I've Lost My Special Power" that was signed by both her and the illustrator. 

    Advanced Medical Transport of Central Illinois had a book drive during the 2017-18 school year, collecting over 100 books which were added to the Library or classroom libraries.  They also donated a Barnes and Nobel gift card and money so we can add books students have requested.

    The Kyle Rose family donated money in Delores Metzger's name so that we could add more books targeting 3rd through 5th grade levels to the Lincoln K-8 library.

    Betty and Tad Dageforde donated 15 new books to Lincoln's Library, may of which were book titles from the Illinois Award Winning Contest or covering topics students have requested.

    The staff and students of Lincoln K-8 wish to thank everyone who have donated to the Library.  The gifts that we have received from these amazing people will allow us to add books or replace books that have been long lost.  The lives that they will touch through their generosity is immeasurable.

    If you would like to donate books or money to the Lincoln K-8 Library and our amazing students, please contact us at Phone: 309-672-6542, 700 Mary Street  |  Peoria, IL 61603 or by emailing me at: Mollie.Borquist @pSD150.org