Lumbee River EMC awarded Mary Pollard Potter and Seventy-First Classical Middle School a Bright Ideas Education Grant to fund
the "Collect, Receive, Discover, Achieve" program. The program installed and supplies two "Little Free Libraries" on the campus.
One library is housed inside the school grounds and is filled with middle-school-appropriate titles. Students can visit the library before and after school and between classes to take a book or leave a book for another student to discover. The second library is housed in front of the school and serves the entire community. Books from birth to adult-level are available for the whole community of families to read.
Library assistants eagerly filled the libraries with new books made possible through the community's support and LREMC's Bright Ideas grant. Students, their families, and neighboring Loyd Auman Elementary School families quickly embraced the two libraries.
"On the last day of school, several families stopped by to begin their summer reading," said Potter. "The looks on the children's faces, and pure excitement to receive a brand new book, selected by them, was priceless."
Teachers can apply for a Bright Ideas education grant to fund projects that enhance student success in K-12classrooms. Grants are available in all curriculum areas, including art, science, history, and mathematics. Visit ncbrightideas.com for more information.