Holiday Island Elks give grant to Clear Spring School library

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Clear Spring School students enjoy library time.
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Clear Spring School has received a $550 book grant from the Holiday Island Elks Lodge #1042 to purchase specialty titles for its new library.

The grant will support the purchase of large print books to help students with vision impairment and dyslexia, as well as books that teach tolerance and conflict resolution.

The library was organized by school librarian Ginny Poe and head teacher Rigdon Irvin, who consulted with Eureka Springs Library director April Griffith and staff member Christina Danos.

Dawn Ward, director of development at Clear Spring, said she is “touched by the community support and generosity of the Elks Lodge for this project.”

Students are actively using the library and many of them have a favorite series they are reading, including The Puppy Place and Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Jessica FitzPatrick, head of school, said the school is grateful for the support from the Elks to help improve the newly established library.

“These new books will benefit our students for many years to come,” FitzPatrick said.

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