Local Delaware school receives Inspire Special Event Grant for School Library
A local high school in Delaware received a national award from the American Association of School Librarians that they will use to help enhance learning for their students. Sussex Central High School says their main focus to use the grant will be to help those who are learning to speak English. The Inspire Special Event Grant provided almost $2,000 in funding to the school library that is looking to engage students with school library resources, and promote reading, books, literacy, and authors.
"We would have something like Diary of a Wimpy kid or some graphic novels where it's high interest for them but it's Spanish language, and then also get the English language book and pair them with a fluent native English speaker so they can have a shared reading experience together," said ELL teacher Queena Mast.
A total of $10,000 in grants are distributed to schools annually. The award winners including Sussex Central High school, will be honored at the AASL Awards Ceremony & President's Program on June 28th.