I would like to personally thank you for allowing me to have enriched my young readers' minds, once more. This past Sunday, I scored many awesome books (Harry Potter and Diary of a Wimpy Kid--to name a few) that I know my students are going to be super excited about! Thank you for all the work that you do, to ensure readers everywhere get their hands on high-interest books!
Ms. Harrison5th Grade ELA Teacher Harlem Children's Zone Promise Academy I Upper Elementary, Harlem
Just wanted to share what Brook Avenue School was able to do with the donated books from your organization.
Brook Avenue students were able to choose books for their summer reading after their parents attended a Summer Slide workshop with differentiated book packs to read with their children over the summer. Our students are so excited to choose books to take home and read!
Thank you for all of the donations that we receive from book Fairies. The best gift we can give our children is the gift of reading!
Ms. MandellaTeacher, Brook Avenue School, Bay Shore
Gardiner Manor School Assistant Principal Mrs. Mandella visited Book Fairies this spring to build a library of giveaway books for our students. This not for profit organization puts books in the hands of those who want to read. We hope our scholars continue to read about things they love. The best gift in life is a book! Reading can take us on journeys to far away places, build our knowledge, or draw us into worlds unknown! Thanks to the Summer Reading Giveaway, scholars at Gardiner Manor each added a book to their personal library! Thank you Book Fairies!
Mrs. MandellaAssistant Principal, Gardiner Manor School, Bay Shore
As an elementary reading teacher at Smith Street School in Uniondale, I am writing to thank you for working so hard to provide books to our students. On June 20th my colleagues and I picked up books to distribute to our wonderful children (most of whom do not have an extensive collection at home). The excitement on their faces when selecting books was priceless!
Debbie KarropoulosAcademic Intervention Reading Services, Smith Street School, Uniondale
I would like to say THANK YOU very much for your kindness and generosity to our school and children...Your donation made our SUMMER READING KICK OFF success! The children were very happy to have such a selection of books to choose from. Again, you are appreciated for your kindness.
Lucy Vigilant-SmithLibrary Teacher, P.S. 9X
Thank you for the generous book donation for FCLC's Family Fun Day. Hundreds of books got into the hands of young people who were incredibly thankful. You helped to make the event memorable and a great display of the good that comes from people working together.
Vanessa WilliamsFCLC Family Fun Day Coordinator, Family Community Life Center (FCLC)
Dear Amy and the Book Fairies,
Thank you for helping me improve literacy throughout my classroom and throughout my school. Because of this organization, I've been able to greatly expand my classroom library. I've also been able to give books to many students throughout my school. Every child in the fifth grade has gotten a number of books. I've also been able to give books throughout the year to a number of 4th and 3rd graders. I would not have been able to do this without your help and assistance.
I'm including some pictures from the last giveaway that I did. My co-teacher and I gave our students a bag to fill with books. My students also wrote some thank you letters for the books they received this year. Some students typed letters, which are included below. I also have some handwritten thank you letters that I will send as soon as possible!
Thank you again!!
Elizabeth Callan5th grade teacher, Globa Community Charter School
On behalf of myself, Hamilton staff, and Hamilton Residents, we thank you for the wonderful book donation for our library.
It is a donation that I am very excited to receive for the residents at Hamilton. I firmly believe in having access to reading material for persons of all ages and your donation gives the residents here the opportunity to explore different book genres beyond that in which they may have already been exposed.
Thank you again and as per our conversation, I hope to receive more children’s books in the future.
With the sincerest and deepest regards, thank you.
Noelle Monet RobersonDirector of Social Services, HELP USA at the Hamilton
Hey Amy, I want to thank you once again for the wonderful things you guys do at you organization. My kids really loved the new books today. Keep it up. I will see you at the next event you hold.
John KatsigiorgisTeacher, Edmund W Miles Middle School, Amityville
Our CPCS team wants to thank everyone from Book Fairies who was involved in getting us the books we enjoy. The donated books helped our teachers with planning successful reading lessons that can be aligned to specific skills and strategies they are teaching. The donated books also helped all our scholars be able to find a book they love so they can enjoy reading and stay engaged. We used our books during our character day when our scholars dressed as their favorite character and the entire school Stop Dropped and Read for 20min. We also host bi-weekly 'Family Read' mornings where our parents and siblings are welcome into the classroom to read to some of our scholars. The donated books allowed for a variety of stories our families can choose from. Some of the books were even used as part of our school wide incentive program where scholars can earn 'tickets' throughout the week to be entered in the raffle in winning the books that were up that week, all which were donated by our lovely Book Fairies. Our Pre-K-4th grade team were all able to benefit from the donation because our books ranged from different genres and different reading levels. We look forward to our partnership in the future.
Maria LekicDean of Academics and Culture, Community Partnership Charter School
It’s amazing to be able to give our 5th grade students exposure to a multitude of authors and genres of literature. They benefit tremendously from small group instruction through a true book club experience, which the Book Fairies have helped us provide. Our students now have the opportunity to take part in the choice of great books! Thank you Book Fairies for helping us to make available stories that our kids can relate to across different experiences and backgrounds.
Michele Bergman and Barbra GreggoTeacher, PS24, Flushing, NY
As a teacher in the LYFE Program serving infants and toddlers of young parents I know how important literacy enrichment is. I was interested in encouraging the parents in our program to read to their children daily and develop loving memories which the parents and the children could build from.
I found out about Book Fairies by googling book donations. I was interested in in having each family receive a basket of board books to take home and start a library for their child at home.
Each family received a basket of books during parent conferences in November. The response has been quite amazing from the parents. Each of the families who received the books clearly did not have many books at home and seemed excited about providing their child with this experience.
I think it’s a start in helping them realize what tremendous role models they are for their children. I think literacy opens endless possibilities.
Evelyn AvilaLYFE Teacher, Jeffery Tenzer H.S., New York City
I am a new Universal Literacy Coach in my school. My school inherited a library from a now-defunct middle school and has no current librarian, so student resources are low in terms of books for families. I applied to The Book Fairies based on a tip from an associate, and was TREMENDOUSLY grateful to receive a grant for over 7 boxes of books (about 100 books in total). I picked the books up and distributed them to families during our Back to School Family Night in September. The books were DEVOURED by families, students, and teachers! The books were taken within an hour, and everyone loved the variety of texts and levels! We are definitely appreciative, and look forward to working with The Book Fairies in the future!
Bianca JacksonUniversal Literacy Coach, Grant Avenue Elementary, Bronx, NY
"I wanted to thank you for all of the books that you gave to my program. On July 12th Leake & Watts had its first PCHP graduation. There were 121 people total that attended. Because of the books that I received from Book Fairies I was able to create a “Free Library.” There is such a large population of kids in the Bronx that don’t have books in their home, and I am glad to be a small part of the effort to increase interaction with literature, and increase a love of learning."
Carol Fernandez De La CruzPCHP Coordinator, Leake and Watts Services, Inc, Yonkers
"From your hard work and dedication in the past two weeks, we have donated two reading novels to every child in our school from Kindergarten to the 8th Grade. Children are already using these literature books to complete summer reading projects. The expressions from the children who received these books was riveting to watch."
Dan SeidTeacher, Roosevelt Children's Academy, Roosevelt
"Thank you for remembering our seniors with the delivery of books. We greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity."
Alicia PortwineDirector, Wyandanch Nutrition Center
"We gave out two boxes of books from your donation on Thursday to families at the PCHP Site in Great Neck/Manhasset, and the children and families were beyond delighted!"
"A huge THANK YOU to The book Fairies for helping me get fiction books on my shelves in time for September!! My students are going to love these books!!"
Kelly RamosLibrarian, Front Street, Hempstead
"I absolutely love this “book drive”, and the fact that you are giving the books to a district in our own backyard is wonderful."
Jennifer FalcoTeacher, JFK Middle School, Bethpage
"We got the books today and the kids are already clamoring to read them. They are very excited! So am I! Thank you so much! What a wonderful gift. We will never turn any books away."
Susan BrillTeacher, PS230, Brooklyn
"My students really, really loved their books. They each got three books to keep. They want to know if you have anymore? I told them I would check with you to see if you did. Please let me know. You really helped my students love reading. You are truly a gift to our students."
"You and your organization have been so helpful to our school in providing books and resources for our classrooms, as well as to our students to teach them the importance of having a home library. With your most recent donation each student in the fourth and fifth grade has received one book to take home and read. The students in my class took home 5 books to add to their class libraries as well as taking one book to read during DEAR time."
Dan SeidTeacher, Roosevelt Children’s Academy, Roosevelt
"Thank you again for donating those books to my fourth grade classroom in Roosevelt. Each of my students took home 5 novels. Other books have been added to our classroom library. Thank you again."
Dan SeidTeacher, Roosevelt Children’s Academy
"Just wanted to let you know that this week we held the parent teacher conferences. The boxes of books you gave us were a success!! about 90% of the books were taken by parents and students. I cannot wait to get more."
Luz McCawTeacher, Wyandanch High School
"You really are making a difference with all your efforts. Of course the children will be so happy. Thanks again!"
Barbara HirschTeacher, Lido East and West Libraries
"Thank you so much again for the books you so generously donated to my classroom and to my students. Their eyes lit up when they saw the updated classroom library and they were equally excited to hear that some books would be theirs to keep."
Elisheva PerlsteinTeacher, PS197Q, Far Rockaway
"Thank you so much for the wonderful supply of books you sent our way! I have spent the past week handing them to teachers and students. They were all so excited and happy to receive them. Your book donation is very much appreciated by all!"
Esta JacobskindLibrarian, F.X. Hegarty School Island Park
"I cannot thank you enough for all the books you delivered to the school. The kids absolutely loved them. They were very eager to look through all the books and take what really interests them. We held a book drive during lunch periods for students to come and browse. I was able to give each department a handful of books on the subject they teach so they can begin to have their own classroom library."
Jennifer VeitTeacher, Wyandanch High School, Wyandanch
"One of my boys has not put down the Mike Lupica football book (he even carries it in the hallway). My students were awed by the generosity you have shown, and instructed me to pass along a giant 'THANK YOU'!"