Neighborhood Book Boxes

Students design, build and place miniature libraries in their neighborhoods to spark curiosity.

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Many of my students have transportation issues that prevent them from attending libraries after school hours. The idea of Miniature Book Boxes would give them access to books after school hours as well as during the summer. The Miniature Book Boxes would include fiction and nonfiction books that would spark curiosity among the students.

This project is interdisciplinary and will incorporate STEM standards. Students will design and build the tiny libraries. They will also create STEM themed collections of interesting books along with prompt cards and challenge cards that will invite students to investigate their own community. For example, students who live near a watershed area might be prompted to find out more about the plant life that thrives in the area. They could follow-up with a challenge and create their own watershed garden.


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What a neat idea!  It is always good to make books available to kids as much as we can.

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