Kindergarten students from Dewey Elementary School studied Neighborhoods and Community Helpers in February. In the process, they proved to be great helpers themselves. On Thursday, February 20, approximately 80 Kindergarteners and their teachers visited the Evanston Public Library and presented a check for $205, all raised during their Dime Drive.
Dewey Kindergarten teacher Staci Rosenberg said, “Dewey has been trying to think of new ways to give students the opportunity to give back to our wonderful community. We know that so many of our children are frequent visitors at the Library. The kids were so excited about this project and had so much fun collecting dimes from their own piggy banks!”
According to Library Director Karen Danczak Lyons, those 2050 dimes will be put to work purchasing picture books for the library.
“On a snowy, cold day in February, we loved welcoming the Dewey kindergarteners to the library. What a special surprise that they love it enough to make this generous contribution. We’ll be honoring their gift with special book plates inside every book we purchase with their donation”, she said.