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Celebration (Birthday) Books

To commemorate your child's birthday or any other day you'd like to celebrate with us, you have the opportunity to donate a book to the Jefferson Elementary School Library.  (note: Summer birthdays can do either September or the child's half birthday.)  These books will help enhance the library collection, support the school curriculum, and increase reading in our school.  The book will have a label with your child's name on it, leaving a legacy in the library.  

 

Here's how it works:

1. Select the book you'd like to donate.

There is an Amazon Wish List of suggested books but the latest edition of popular series (Elephant and Piggie, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Magic Tree House, Junie B Jones, DK Eyewitness or Eyewonder, Amulet) is also appreciated as we can't always afford the most recent in the series.  A new copy of one of your child's favorite books or a family favorite is also a good idea.

 

2. There are two ways to donate a book for the Celebration (Birthday) Book Program.

  • Parents purchase the new book for the library, bring it to the library, and we'll get it ready. 

-- OR --

  • The library can purchase the new book.  
    Five to six weeks before your child's birthday, email the librarian (lwright@elmhurst205.org), call or visit the library to choose a book that you would like to donate in honor of your child's birthday. No trips to the bookstore!  This is tax deductible too!  Donations are $15.00 for one book.

  • The librarian will put a commemorative label on the inside cover of the book with your child's name and the celebration (birthday, birth of brother/sister, etc). 
  • Your child will have the honor of being the first person to check this book out.  Please note: the book may not be available on his/her birthday due to ordering and processing time.  All books will be out as soon as possible.
  • He or she will be recognized for the donation during the morning announcements. 

Thank you for considering a donation.  It is a great way to celebrate the special occasions in your child's life and support Jefferson Elementary at the same time!  Please note:  This is strictly a voluntary program.  You are not obligated to participate in any way.  We thank you in advance for helping Jefferson Library.