Little Free Library is a nonprofit organization that builds community and a love of reading, by fostering millions of neighborhood book exchanges around the world. These “libraries” are small, well-made wooden boxes on a pole housing books for any age or interest inside. A small sign simply states, “Give one~ Take one.”
“One of the most successful ways to improve the reading achievement of children is to increase their access to books, especially at home (McGill-Franzen & Allington, 2009). A Little Free Library can do just that by providing books for children, their parents and our community any time of day, especially in an area where the nearest library before or after school hours is more than 10 miles away.
Donated and constructed by Janis Pargas and Jim Evans, a retired contractor and also Janis’s father, the little free library is yellow and black and made to the specifications on the Little Free Library website www.littlefreelibrary.org). The stand was donated and attached by Pargas’s neighbor Jeff Schmidt. It truly was a group effort making this a reality in hopes that the school and community will enjoy it and help to sustain it by following the simple rule of giving a gently used book before taking one.
The Avenue City fifth grade class will be overseeing the library this year. They will be helping check and mark the books and keep the library clean. ACES Little Free Library is located near the flagpole by the main entrance to Avenue City School. It will officially open for the community Friday, August 25th.
Regional Educators Conference 139th Airlift Wing, Thursday August 3, 2017
The 139th Airlift Wing, Missouri Air National Guard invited area educators to tour the base as part of the 2nd Annual Educator's & Counselor's day on Thursday August 3, 2017, from 8:00am - 2:00pm. The following staff from Avenue City School took part in this educational opportunity: Elizabeth Forney, Jennifer Schaeffer, Janis Pargas, Connie Phillips, Shelly Froehlich, Lori Schneider, and Rebecca Grimes.
Participants learned about the numerous career opportunities for students which include: education & medical benefits, technical & leadership training, travel and college credits that can be applied to a college degree programs. In addition to the 139th Airlift Wing, the base has built an incredible relationship with the local businesses and very active within the community. The 139th Airlift Wing has built a reputation for providing a well-qualified and well-trained workforce which often leads to preferred hiring with many of the large employers in the local and surrounding communities. Members of the 139th Airlift Wing are employed in numerous industries in both Missouri and Kansas. A mission of the wing is to build strong relationships with local school districts. During the visit to the 139th Airlift Wing, participants toured the base and took flight on a C-130 aircraft.
New students are encouraged to come to the district office August 7 - 10, 2017 to register for school. The district office will be open from 8:00 AM-3:00 PM on these days.
Below is a link to all forms you will need to register for school. Please print and fill out before your arrival.