Electronic Library For Students Taking Shape

District librarians receive $19,500 last spring to begin library

Posted: November 16, 2012 at 4:18 a.m.

A library of electronic books is being assembled in Fayetteville schools which will officially roll out next month, Fayetteville High School librarian Sarah Roberson told the Fayetteville School Board on Thursday.

At A Glance

Homeless Vigil

The Fayetteville High School Student Council will hold its annual Homeless Vigil on Nov. 29 in front of the high school, Davis Trice, a senior and president of the student council, told the Fayetteville School Board on Thursday. Student council members sleep in cardboard boxes on the school lawn to raise awareness and money for the district’s homeless students. Marian Riner, homeless liaison for the district, told board members the number of homeless students in the district has risen 89 percent in the last six years, from 160 students in 2006 to 302 students last year. This year, she is already working with more than 160 students and their families.

Source: Staff Report

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That is great news. Electronic books should appeal more to the kids today since that's how they live their lives. I am certainly far removed from being a kid, but I do find I use my reader a lot more than I pick up a book.

Posted by: Vickie55

November 16, 2012 at 8:29 a.m. ( | suggest removal )