Barnes and Noble

December 8, 2018

December 12. 2014 034Each year AEF hosts one or two shopping days at El Cerrito Plaza Barnes & Noble, where families of Albany students can buy books for holiday gifts, and at the same time make a donation to the Albany school library of their choice. Each school’s library prepares a “Wish List” of books in high demand by their students.Then at this special shopping event, a parent, grandparent, or community member can buy and donate any one of the books on their school’s list in an effort to fill that AEF “wish list.”   One of these events is usually the first weekend in December. December 12. 2014 036

In addition to book donations, Barnes & Noble is generously  credits AEF with 20% of their day’s proceeds when shoppers provide a voucher or tell the cashier they want their purchase that day to benefit AEF. With that credit and a 20% discount on our purchases, the Albany Education Foundation is often able to complete each library’s wish list.

AEF Board Members were assisted by AMS 8th grade Community Service students in wrapping holiday presents.

Parents and community members also bought books requested by teachers and librarians.  The Albany Rotary Club purchased nearly $400.00 worth of books which they donate to the school libraries in the name of the weekly speakers.

We received wonderful thank you letters from a first grade class at Ocean View:  IMG_6077

“I like “James and the Giant Peach”.  You are so sweet to give books to our class.”

“… You are so sweet to buy these book for us and the chapter books are more interesting.  I wonder whats going to happen.”     IMG_6087

“Thank you for buying the class “Green Eggs and Ham”.  I like the funny drawing in the book”.