A Lemont Girl Scout troop is collecting books throughout June to benefit elementary school teachers in .
Troop No. 70144, which is made up of third-grade through fifth-grade girls, are seeking about 300 new and used books for and schools (K-5) by July 1.
According to troop leader Joan Zych, the drive was prompted by the district's recently adopted reorganizational plan, which will close and shift many teachers to the Oakwood/River Valley campus.
"With close to a dozen teachers changing grade levels next year, they will need these independent reading books for their in-class libraries at their new grade levels," Zych said.
Personal class libraries are even more important with the increased class sizes in District 113A, she added.
"Teachers are responsible for purchasing many of their classroom supplies and if folks in Lemont have books that their child is no longer reading, we are asking them to donate the books to the Girl Scouts' book drive to help both the students and the teachers," she said. "Every single book will make a difference to someone"
Drop boxes can be found at five locations:
- , 1151 State St.
- , 50 E. Wend St.
- , 1100 State St.
- , 16050 W. 127th. St.
- , 16028 W. 127th St.
For more information, call Troop No. 70144 leader Joan Zych at 630-670-8595 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.