Harshbarger Office Makes Book Delivery to Sevier Schools

KODAK, TN. - This week, staff from the office of U.S. Representative Diana Harshbarger (TN-01) visited Northview Primary school and Northview Junior Academy in Kodak to deliver book donations.

"Preparing our future leaders with the resources they need to find success in and out of the classroom is near and dear to my heart," said Congresswoman Harshbarger. "The U.S. Library of Congress Surplus Books Program, led by Joe Mahar and his colleagues, is a godsend for schools throughout East Tennessee, and I would like to thank them for their continued assistance in our effort to promote a successful future for our next generation. Through the continued communication of librarians Jessica Randles and Michele Bowman, my office was able to play a small role in supporting their tremendous efforts to foster a creative learning environment for inquisitive young minds."

National Book Month is observed during the month of October, which focuses on the importance of promoting an interest in and highlighting the importance of reading, writing, and literature.

About: Northview Primary School, Junior Academy

In partnership with the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program and on behalf of Rep. Harshbarger’s office, this surplus book donation will help fill the shelves of Northview Primary School’s and Junior Academy's libraries and instill a love of reading in every student. To date, both schools have received over 100 books through crucial donations from the Library of Congress Surplus Books Program. 

Northview Primary School, the first awarded a Tennessee STEM School Designation in Sevier County, serves students in pre-kindergarten through the third grade. Northview Primary School places an emphasis on nurturing the needs of each student to foster an optimal learning environment, teaches the value of perseverance to ensure students are prepared to overcome any obstacle, and equips the school's young minds with the knowledge they need to reach their full potential. Read more about Northview Primary School here

As part of the Sevier County Schools System, Northview Junior Academy offers a variety of courses for its student population, including accelerated STEM classes and Career Technical Education for seventh to ninth graders. Northview Junior Academy prides itself on providing students a safe, respectful learning environment in preparation for their success beyond the classroom. Read more about Northview Junior Academy here.

Background: Library of Congress Surplus Books Program

The Office of Congresswoman Diana Harshbarger has delivered thousands of books throughout East Tennessee, fulfilling requests from libraries, schools, non-profits, and qualifying early childhood and senior centers.

Eligibility requirements include one of the following:

  • Full­time, tax­ supported or non-profit educational institution: school, school system, library, childcare or early learning center, college, university, or museum as a few examples.
  • Agency of local, state, or federal government.

For more information or to sign up your organization, visit: https://harshbarger.house.gov/book-surplus

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