Monday, April 21, 2008

New (temporary) bookstore helps buy books for elementary schools

Carpe Librum, or "seize the book," is a temporary used book store on the George Washington campus whose profits go to funding book purchases at six District elementary schools.
"The money we raise here goes to our programs in the six elementary schools we are working with right now," said Kathleen Rice, development manager for Turning the Page, which manages Carpe Librum's sales. "It creates parent teacher associations, supports education and provides resources for teachers and parents."

Staffed by Americorps members, Carpe Librum's month-long business venture is Turning the Page's seventh annual book sale.

"It's a great cause," volunteer Fran Atkinson said. "They've done an excellent job organizing this sale every year."
So if you're in the area (on the GW campus next to Johnny Rocket's) between now and May 16, drop in and buy a book.

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