UND’s Chester Fritz Library raises money for books for Head Start classroom

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The Chester Fritz Library just completed a rousing round of "Penny Wars" fundraising in order to buy books for a local Head start classroom. This is the third year that the library has done this, the first classroom being from Buffalo, N.D., and the second, a classroom at Lake Agassiz Elementary School in Grand Forks. This year’s recipient is Linda Hoplin’s classroom at Head Start in Grand Forks.

The Library staff divided up into three teams, contributed their loose change, and raised more than $335 during the month of October. With the money they were able to purchase over 30 books for the teacher from lists she provided. The winning team was then treated to a pizza party by the Staff Association. Dean Stephanie Walker generously chipped in funds to supply pizzas for the rest of the library staff. The books will be delivered to the classroom the first week in December by the Library’s Staff Association, who spearheaded the project.