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Bookshelf Buddies

Children who grow up with access to books at home are more likely to excel in school and develop strong literacy skills.

We're looking for 20 individuals or groups to sponsor a bookshelf to empower Pre-K students with a love of reading and provide more access to books at home.

Here's how the LSR7 Bookshelf Buddy program will work:

Sponsor a bookshelf: Your $250 commitment provides a pre-K student in our school boundaries with a bookshelf stocked with engaging and age-appropriate books to bring home.

Crafted with care: This winter, our talented high school woodworking students will handcraft beautiful bookshelves that are just the right size for a Pre-K learner. They'll adorn each bookshelf with a nameplate celebrating its student and we'll find an opportunity for you to write an inspiring message on the back.

Save the Date: Join us for a heartwarming ceremony in which 20 students select engaging and age-appropriate books curated by our library media specialists. You'll personally present your bookshelf to your buddy.

LSR7 Bookshelf Buddy Ceremony
4:30 p.m. April 9, 2024
East Trails Middle School

Ready to be a Bookshelf Buddy?

1. Fill out the commitment form below.

2. Deliver a check made out to the Lee's Summit R-7 School District to the Public Relations Department located in the Community Relations Suite of the Stansberry Leadership Center, 301 N.E. Tudor Road Lee's Summit, MO 64086.

The first 20 individuals or groups to complete these steps will be our inaugural Bookshelf Buddies.


Bookshelf Buddy Sponsor Commitment Form

First Name
Last Name
Bookshelf Buddy Commitment
Ceremony Attendance


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