James Patterson Increases School Library Donation Pledge to $1.75 Million
The team at the Scholastic Reading Club will join Patterson in his charitable efforts. This organization has promised to match each grant dollar with bonus points which will be gifted to the teacher named in each selected application. Bonus points will allow these chosen educators to purchase books and classroom materials.
Patterson’s online application posed one question: ‘What would your school library do with $1,000 to $10,000?’ According to Patterson, teachers, librarians and principals wrote about budget cuts and a dearth of state funding that have left their schools without books, shelves, materials and, in many cases, librarians. (Shelf Awareness)