The library of St. Mary’s Catholic Elementary School has grown by 28 books.
Wildwood Senior Living, a neighboring institution, provided the literature in recognition of Black History Month. All of the books were purchased at an African American children’s reading and education bookstore in St. Louis.
The money for the donation was raised by Wildwood’s parent firm. The people of Wildwood then chose the school across the street because of their warm relationship with the students.
“We have a really nice friendship with Wildwood, so I think when they were given the books, were awarded the books, they immediately thought of our school. And we were so thankful that they brought us these books to add to our library,” said Joanne Lown, Principal.
“Hope that they enjoy these books. There’s a lot of good ones. I looked through the stack real quick this morning and there’s some good ones in there. I hope that they enjoy them,” said Mac McKeough, Wildwood Senior Living Resident.
One of the books about George Washington Carver was also read aloud to the students.