“There is more treasure in books than in all the pirate’s loot on Treasure Island.” – Walt Disney
Royal Ridge Elementary School’s Librarian, Sunni Crumrine wanted to ensure that all students can treasure books and learn to love reading. That is why she applied for the “Livin’ Large in the Library” NEEF grant. A large print book selection has facilitated reluctant and struggling readers. Large print books now are printed on thinner paper, so they don’t look like voluminous tomes. Plus, the works and paragraphs have extra space between them, easing the reading experience.
In fact, Sunni has reported that the “Livin’ Large section is one of the most popular sections in the library!”
Tayvon Shelton, 4th grader, selected Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Big Shot, “I like this book because I can read it clearly, but with the other books, I can’t read it that much.” Tayvon and other students have a sense of accomplishment instead of roadblocks to reading. Experiences like that instill a love of reading and learning.
Thank you, Mrs. Crumrine, for helping kids learn to love reading so they can live large in the library! With the help of NEEF grants, teachers can dream big and provide better learning outcomes for NEISD students.