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education Rosemount, 55024

Rosemount Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Rosemount Middle School is trying to raise $2,000 for its library to provide students and teachers with the resources they need for reading, research and curriculum supplements.

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"There simply is not enough money in the budget to fill our library with the books our students and teachers need," said Char Koppi, the school's librarian. "The library plays a critical role in increasing literacy and test scores among students, as well as contributing to the lifelong joy of reading."

The library is looking to parents, community members and businesses to help raise money. The school is participating in an online fundraising program called Funds4Books, sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

For every $20 donated, the library can buy a new book that is ready to be shelved and checked out. 100 percent of every donation goes to the library.

To participate, go to www.fundsforbooks.com and log in to Rosemount Middle School's page with the code a2fc. Donate with a credit card, echeck or check. The library will also accept checks directly.

"We are excited this new donation program is available for schools to raise much-needed money to purchase books and other learning materials," principal Mary Thompson said. "The fact that 100 percent of every donation comes right to the library is truly amazing."

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