ROGUE RIVER, Ore. – In March, Newswatch 12 and other ABC affiliates asked viewers to nominate schools in need of new books. Rogue River Elementary School received more nominations than any other school in the country, and were able to get new books to replace old or worn books in their library.
On Tuesday, several kids and teachers got a first look at the new stock, and are happy to see some new titles in their school.
Fifth grade teacher Jon Buckley said studies show students who read at grade level by the time they leave third grade have a significantly higher chance of graduating high school.
The 500 new books will be cataloged and added into the library by next school year.