“The whole world opened to me when I learned to read.” –Mary Mcleod Bethune
Reading is a cornerstone of education, and Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig values their community’s children and their learning. That is why they launched the Butler 4 Books program. Eight schools in each of Butler’s home cities were selected to receive a monetary donation to improve their school’s library resources.
“Our students have inquisitive minds and enjoy reading…These resources will help further our students’ education and increase their love of reading,” said Amy Kell, the media specialist at the John G. Riley Elementary School in Tallahassee.
In the North Dallas High School newsletter, the media specialist announced that the donation would help build the library’s print and non-print novel collections.
“With school budgets being cut, libraries are lacking resources now more than ever. To be a part of a company that cares so much about their community and education makes me proud. Instead of reading books that are outdated and falling apart, these children now have brand new novels to give them a spark to reading,” said Brittney Bagiardi, marketing coordinator at Butler.
Below are the following schools selected for the Butler 4 Books program:
Charlotte- West Charlotte High School
Chicago- Marcus Garvey Elementary School
Dallas- North Dallas High School
Miami- North Miami Beach High School
Mobile- Anna Booth Elementary
Philadelphia- William H. Hunter Elementary School
Tampa- Don Giunta Middle School
Tallahassee- John G. Riley Elementary School