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Washington Students Get Real World Learning with Student-Run Bookstore

Washington School for Comprehensive Literacy recently opened the doors to its student-run bookstore. Third through fifth grade students get the opportunity to work in the bookstore, which is open twice a month. Every book in the bookstore costs $1, in line with the goal of providing affordable books to Washington students who can then build up their home libraries.

The bookstore was made possible due to the fact that Washington School received a Target School Library Makeover Grant that was used to buy books to start the bookstore. Target also built a bookshelf for the bookstore and Target employees ran training sessions for the student workers.

On opening day 66 books were sold. Staff and community members also donate books. Money made from the sale of books is used to purchase more books.

Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
November 9, 2010