Book gifts for Sanislo Elementary: ‘Something remarkable’

“I see something remarkable happening at Sanislo Elementary School,” librarian Craig Seasholes told us via e-mail. Yesterday, he continued, “I unloaded 12 more boxes of books to give to teachers’ classroom libraries and students for home reading donated by recently retired, former Sanislo teacher Mary Nine.” (Added – Craig’s photo of Mary, at left) “This brings a total of something like … 1200 books she’s made available at the start of this school year.” Then today, we dropped by during when Joan Abrevaya of the Friends of Seattle Public Library brought “a donation of another 300 high-quality fiction titles for teachers to add to their classroom collections.” Seasholes is in our photo, above, with her – and boxes of books. This isn’t the first gift from them, either, he says: “Last June the Friends of SPL and donated 3000 books in time for Sanislo students’ summer reading.” And they’re grateful, he says, for the gifts! Books are a very big deal at Sanislo, which always has big participation in the Global Reading Challenge, among other initiatives.

8 Replies to "Book gifts for Sanislo Elementary: 'Something remarkable'"

  • jeunglady September 19, 2012 (10:28 pm)


  • SudsyMaggie September 20, 2012 (4:25 am)

    No finer gift – great story!

  • JeriO September 20, 2012 (8:07 am)

    I love this story! Such generous gifts that benefit everyone!! Kindness Changes Everything!!

  • Matt K September 20, 2012 (10:41 am)

    Rock on, “Small School with Big Ideas”!

  • evergreen September 20, 2012 (10:58 am)

    Just wanted to add that Craig is a wonderful librarian. We were impressed with his depth of knowledge and thoughtful manner with the kids when our child was at Giddens years ago. He still has an eloquent blog with book reviews and recommended reading for people of all ages, check it out. Sanislo is lucky to have him.

  • evergreen September 20, 2012 (11:17 am)

    Blog: Books ‘n Bytes

  • hipster! September 20, 2012 (2:02 pm)

    We love Craig!!

  • Kristin October 3, 2012 (2:28 pm)

    Yaaaay Bookman Craig & congrats to Sanislo!

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