Last year, our readers helped Ballou Senior High School in Washington D.C. buy hundreds of books for its bookshelves.
After watching the video embedded above of the high school’s sparsely filled shelves, Guys Lit Wire led a campaign last year to buy more books. While the library has grown, Guys Lit Wire has created another Powells wish list of over 500 books to add to the growing high school library. Check it out:
A few things have changed at Ballou since the video was made last year. Not only did some much needed books come their way but the bankruptcy of Borders allowed the school to purchase some shelves and other fixtures to dress up their library space. (Those category signs in the above picture probably look really familiar to former Borders customers.) While the area looks fantastic, and the space is being used for an anime club and chess club and scrabble team and many other wonderful groups, the shelves are still way too empty. What we hope to do this spring is give Melissa some breathing room and allow her to use her very limited funds for more expensive reference materials while we pick up the slack and buy the popular titles.