Jellick Elementary students raise money for Rowland Heights Library

For the past 19 years, the sixth grade students in Mrs. Buck’s class at Jellick Elementary School in Rowland Heights have kept a very special tradition going to support their local community.

Every May, her students sell colorful, plastic Rexlace strings (bracelets, key chains) after school to all the students on campus.  At the end of each May, the sixth graders walk to the Rowland Heights County Library, in order to bring their profits as a donation for the purchase of new books.

(The students take other trips during the year to learn research and study skills in the library.)

Students are eager to see how their sales stack up against previous years, where donations have ranged anywhere from $150 – $448.

Over the last 19 years, Jellick sixth graders have donated more than $7,200.00.  With those funds, the library has purchased more than 600 books.

After receiving the donation, the Children’s Librarian, Jeff Jarrett, asks the students for suggestions on how to spend the funds; such as their favorite series of books, authors or future releases.

Once the books are purchased, the library places a bookplate sticker inside the front cover, acknowledging the books as donations from Jellick Elementary students.

The most rewarding thing for the Jellick staff is seeing the 6th graders making a difference in their community and that they are helping to enrich the library’s collection of books for all ages to enjoy.

Diamond Bar Library holds E-device demonstration

Do you have a Kindle or iPad and want to learn how to access Los Angeles County Library’s digital books and audio books?

Come to the E-Device Demonstration on Jan. 17 at the Diamond Bar Library. Learn how to access the Overdrive service available with your library card.

If you have a Kindle, please come to the program at 10 a.m. If you have an iPad please come at 10:45 a.m.

Electronic equipment not required. Participants will receive an exclusive stylus pen.

The library is at 21800 Copley Dr. in Diamond Bar. For more information, call 909-861-4978.