Walnut Springs’ National Junior Honor Society had their first, and amazingly successful, community service project last week. Students, staff and parents were invited to bring in gently used books in exchange for a raffle ticket to be used for a chance to win one of six great gift baskets. Five of the six baskets were book-themed and one was full of candy! By the end of conferences on Thursday, 457 books were collected! These books will now be AR-leveled by NJHS members and be given to Kiwanis Club of Westerville which in turn will be distributed to area schools in the district during Kiwanis’ highly-acclaimed Book Bonanza program!
Please Help! I need STUFF!! I'm gearing up for a little workshop in the makerspace and need to harvest some electronics. If you have any of the following items needing a new home, please consider donating them to the library!
1. Printers - for motors, switches, leds, and mechanical linkages
2. Wall adapters for low voltage (5-12 volt) power source.
3. Internet/cable routers (LEDs and power supplies)
4. Land line phones for speakers
5. Old desktop computers (for the cooling FANS and wire)
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Thank you to everyone who donated to the Franken Toys Maker Monday. The students had a great time transforming "normal" toys into something scary and creepy! Photos can be viewed on the Makerspace page!
The Westerville Education Foundation has a new feature for teachers to use to post classroom projects that need funding. I posted one for Walnut Springs' new WOLF TV crew and one for our new makerspace. If you're looking for a way to contribute to the school, please check out one of my projects.
Our next Maker Monday is October 13th. Students are invited to come into the library all day to make Franken Toys! Teachers will vote on their favorites and the top three will win a $10 gift certificate to use at the Scholastic Book Fair October 20th - 24th.
If you'd like to donate some toys, just bring them to the library any time this week!
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