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Save the Atwater Elementary School Library

We did it! it took 5 months and fierce fundraising but we are re-opening our shuttered library


Our Story

Our school library closed on Friday Sept 23, just two weeks into the new school year, due to the current educational funding crisis in California. 

School parents and local community members have rallied, aiming to raise $15,000 to re-open the library with a library aide - 3 hours per day, for one year. (If we raise an additional $30,000 the Wonder of Reading Program will match the funds and renovate our entire library.  The immediate goal, however, is to re-open the library).


All donations are tax-deductible as the Friends of Atwater Elementary booster group is a 501 (c)3 non-profit organisation, so please dig deep!

The Impact

Most of us have amazing memories of going to our school library and checking out books or doing homework.  We can't imagine not giving these students the opportunity to experience the wonderful hours that we all spent in the library as children.


Please watch our video to hear what some of the students at Atwater Elementary think about their library.


See photos and news about our school at: http://atwater-lausd-ca.schoolloop.com/


If we do not meet our goals, these students will not have the experience of being able to check out their own books at school, hear stories read by their librarian, study and research during class and afterschool.  These students will not have access to a library for the entire school year.

What We Need & What You Get

If we reach $15,000 we will be able to hire a librarian for one year.

If we reach $45,000 we will have a librarian for one year and the Wonder of Reading Program will match the funds and renovate our entire library.

Please see the perks we have set up, including handmade artwork from our students, digital thank you notes, certificates and plaques, and inclusion in our newsletter along with priority media outreach.

Thank you for reading!


All contributions are tax deductible so dig deep!

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