Thanks to a local donor, students at one local elementary school will be able to fill up their bookshelves.
Animal Adventure Owner Jordan Patch donated a year’s worth of books to 300 students at Floyd L. Bell Elementary School in Kirkwood through its scholastic book program.
The program allows each child to receive one book in each of the ten months of the school year.
Patch says he heard about the program through his wife who is a teacher at the school.
He says knowing personally the impact a book can have on a child’s life made it an easy decision tohelp out. “When I was in first grade and flipped through the pages of Dr Seuss’ ‘If I Ran a Zoo’ I never knew that however many years later I would be running a zoo. It’s books like that that you never know what piece might be in front of a student that will become the inspiration that guides a student in their career path and for the rest of their life.”
The school celebrated the donation at a Thank you Assembly.
The total value of the books is $3,000.