BERRIEN COUNTY -- Berrien High School's good fortune will help a Mississippi school recover from its misfortune.
The Berrien High School media center is one of four schools in Berrien County receiving funds from the U. S. Department of Education's Improving Literacy through School Libraries grant, and a significant portion of the funds have been earmarked to purchase new books for the media center in an effort to update the aged collection.
Hundreds of old books have been removed from circulation to make way for the new books being ordered.
Berrien High School has adopted Pass Christian (Mississippi) High School, devastated by Hurricane Katrina. Students and teachers have conducted a variety of fund-raising efforts to benefit the school and help in their efforts to rebuild.
Because of the devastation to school systems in our nearby states, Berrien County has received special permission from the state of Georgia to hold a one-time sale of the media center's used books, with all proceeds to benefit Pass Christian High School.
The books for sale are mostly nonfiction, with the greatest amount of books in the sciences and social studies areas. Some duplicate fiction books will also be available.
Students and teachers from Berrien High will have the opportunity to buy books on Friday. The public is invited to view and purchase books in the school's media center from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday.
Although the books are being removed due to outdated information, the condition of most of the books is exceptional. Persons wanting old books for decorating purposes will be delighted with the selections. Buyers will also have the added reward of contributing to the rebuilding efforts of a school in dire need.
For questions regarding the sale of the books, contact Linda Williams at (229) 686-7428 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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