As any teacher knows, creating a well-stocked classroom library takes considerable resources and, for the overwhelming majority, that means digging into their own pockets. In fact, according to AdoptAClassroom.org, 96% of educators purchase school items with their own money, spending an average of $750 annually. To help offset this cost, the national nonprofit has teamed up with Lerner Publishing Group to boost teachers’ literacy endeavors.
Lerner will provide three of its Read for a Better World classroom libraries prize packs for grades K–5 to support reading instruction and provide students with continuous access to engaging, educational content. Each curated set contains 31 books featuring diverse stories and characters, 25 copies of the Read for a Better World Student Action and Reflection Guide, a storage bin, and additional classroom resources.
“We’re excited to offer our diverse and award-winning books as a new option on AdoptAClassroom.org, which is an innovative nonprofit that helps teachers raise funds to buy supplies and books for their classrooms,” said Adam Lerner, publisher and CEO of Lerner Publishing Group, in a statement.
To qualify for the classroom libraries initiative, all entrants must be a United States public, private, or charter school K–12 classroom teacher, librarian, or school administrator, and are required to register with AdoptAClassroom.org and create a classroom library. Once those steps are completed, teachers can enter the sweepstakes between now and March 20. Winners will be selected randomly and notified via email.
“The vast majority of the classrooms we serve are considered high needs and would not be able to provide these resources to their students without the support of AdoptAClassroom.org and our vendor network,” said Ann Pifer, executive director of AdoptAClassroom.org, in a statement. “This partnership contributes to an excellent education for all learners.”