Inspiring Imagination through the Magic of Books
There are few pleasures in the world as great to me as reading. As a child, I read voraciously, and without limits—I read about Greek Mythology, and biographies of great men and women, and Japanese Folk Tales, and about Lost Treasures of the Incas, and Fairy Tales, all with equal fervor. I traveled to other worlds with Charles Wallace Murray, and grew up alongside Taran Wanderer. I learned about Robot Detectives, and Magic Swords, and Time Machines. But most importantly, I learned that we live in a world without limits. And that's the most important lesson of all.—James A. Owen, The Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series
Parent Coordinator, GEE White Academy, Detroit, Michigan
February 20, 2013
We received the books and we want to extend a big thanks to your organization and Berline for the donation! We are so grateful and will make the brand new books part of our literacy packets that we will be distributing to all of the students.
Thanks, Thanks and Thanks!
Librarian, DeQuincy Elementary School, DeQuincy, Louisiana
Febuary 18, 2013
What a wonderful Valentine's Surprise! The library books arrived at DeQuincy Elementary School at noon on Valentines' Day. The love of books and reading was shared by you to the students of our school. The titles of the books were ones that the students [are] excited to read. You made Valentine's Day special for the students of DeQuincy Elementary. Words cannot express the appreciation we have for your generosity of money and time that you dedicated to choosing these books for our school.
Principal, Hartford Sylvia Encinas Elementary School, Chandler, Arizona
February 13, 2013
Thank you very much for your generous donation to our school. We serve over 800 students, with 95% coming from poverty. With your donation we will be able to put a book in each child's hands. Readers are leaders, and with your support, we are making this a reality.
Teacher, Hampton Elementary School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
February 12, 2013
Words cannot express our gratitude for all of the books that were sent to our school. It was like Christmas for us as teachers to receive these gifts for the children. It is an outstanding donation that will bring huge smiles to our children's faces. From the little hands of my children we have attached something special for you.
I personally am the teacher of 30 of these beautiful K4 students. As a teacher of such a great group of children, I wanted to send you a letter of appreciation. Our class consists of blossoming students, of which all are from low-income families. They attend a public school that is located in the inner city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Due to many aspects we have lost an enormous amount of funding, and have no budget to purchase classroom resources. Your materials that were donated will help not only my current class but future students as well. It is inspiring to know that there are people that are willing to support the needs of our young children, and assist in the educational development for so many students. All of your books donated are a great asset to our classroom, and will be used to support many additional teachings for the young learners.
I am overwhelmed by the kind hearted support and generosity shown by your donations. As a teacher it is very encouraging to know that so many people out there like yourself are willing to fund the needs of young minds. As I watch these innocent faces every day smile as they are grasping new concepts and are building their knowledge base, it is inspiring to know that I am not alone. I can't show enough gratitude for what you have done. I highly encourage you to continue your generous acts of kindness, because they never go unnoticed. Please know that they have positively impacted so many lives.