Library offers free books…to keep

Mackenzie Sisson – Mustangs Ahead

free library racks pix.jpeg(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL)- As Mustangs have entered the dreaded “3rd quarter slump,” seeking motivation to keep up with academics has become increasingly difficult.

Taking this into account, staff around the Ranch have tried to help by providing free books outside the media center for Mustangs to easily access.

LRHS Media Specialist Jill Mullins said the program is good for the school media center, as well as for students.

“I think that having the book carts is great because there are plenty of studies that show that having a smaller selection of books gets rid of clutter, this will lead to more circulation of books among students,” said Mullens.

These book carts were inspired by a renovation trend in Manatee County public libraries.

“The makeover of county libraries is reducing the amount of books by up to 50%, and our time for renovation is approaching,” said Mullens.

“The books that are being discarded are generally several years old and have not been checked out in years, and its still growing,” said Mullens.

Teachers hope that Mustangs will continue to make good use of these resources as the third quarter ends.

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