D51 Students To Receive Nooks
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- The nonprofit, 'District 51 Foundation,' partnered up with Barnes and Noble Saturday to raise money for 500 nooks.
A percentage of the proceeds made at the book fair Saturday will benefit 3rd through 5th grade students.
Officials say there are many benefits to reading on a nook, and it takes competitiveness between children away.
"No one can see what book you're reading, so no one knows if you're reading a picture book versus a chapter book. No one knows how fast you're reading that book, no one can see how fast you're changing the pages, so you read at your own pace," said Jennifer Hildebrandt, director of the nonprofit.
"We love to support our schools, and our schools need more help than ever now," said Laura Mettauer, community relations at Barnes and Noble.
Officials say they hope to have all 500 nooks for students by January, next semester.