Teacher's Library - August 28th
Teachers, Reading Heart and CalViva Health has your back in helping you start or grow your own Classroom Library! On August 28th, bring your school ID and browse our tables that will be filled with over 24,000 books. Each Teacher will be given three empty shopping bags and will be allowed to fill each bag with as many FREE books as they can for their classroom.
Saturday August 28, 2021
8:00am - 11:00am
CalViva Health Parking Lot
Don't forget your Teacher's ID!
7625 N Palm Ave
Fresno, CA 93711
Please complete the sign-up form below so we can anticipate how many books and bags to prepare. By signing up, you will also be notified of other special events, gifts and giveaways specifically designed for Teachers. And don't forget to tell your Teacher-friends to sign-up as well! #BookWormsUnite
How it Works
Come to CalViva Health
Get 3 Bags to Fill with Books
Search the Tables of Books
Find the Best Books
On Saturday, August 28, 2021 in the CalViva Health parking lot (7625 N. Palm Avenue) around 24,000 FREE books will be laid out, face up for teachers to select books for their classroom libraries.Please plan to park behind the CalViva Health building (off Alluvial Ave), the Palm entrance will be closed. Bring your school ID or any other document confirming your status as a Teacher.
Participants will be let in at 8am and handed 3 bags to fill (no outside containers/bags will be allowed). Book availability will be on a first-come, first-served basis while supplies last and event will promptly close at 11am. Please be courteous to our young volunteers. For the safety of everyone we asked for mask to be worn. Sorry, no restrooms will be available.
After filling your bags with books, we invite you to take a photo at our photo booth to show off your full bags and some of the new books collected for your classrooms!
Please be sure to share this information with your fellow Teachers! We encourage you to have them pre-register so that we can anticipate how many Teachers we'll be seeing: https://www.readingheart.org/teacher.cfm In addition, registering will make you eligible for future gifts, giveaways and other special Teacher events.
Please tag: #Readingheart & #CalVivaCares with all your exciting social media shares.
Teachers, your classroom library is "top of the class" when it comes to providing access to books, promoting literacy and developing motivated and engaged readers and critical thinkers. Every class can benefit from having a classroom library, not just those lucky English teachers, as greater access to books correlates to greater volumes of student reading! The National Council of English Teachers notes many ways in which classroom libraries go beyond literacy, by fostering community and encouraging an informed citizenry. Kids learn responsibility by helping to keep their libraries clean and by taking care of books they have borrowed. You also empower your students to have a choice in what they read. Currently, 2.5 million students attend schools in a district without school libraries. And believe it or not, there are actually kids out there who come from families of non-readers who just don't know how to access a library, how books are categorized or feel stigmatized for being a "book worm". (We love worms. Book worms, doing the worm dance, but we digress.) Reading Heart wants to give you free books to build your classroom library. With a robust classroom library, your students will grow their relationship with reading and increase their achievement.