Reading Oasis Room in the elementary library

Pictured above:  Ribbon cutting for the new READING OASIS ROOM -  The Reading Oasis Room was made possible by a grant.  $2500 was raised from local businesses, etc.  A match of $2500 was given by SMIF (Southern MN Initiative Foundation) and another $5000 from Scholastic, inc. for a grand total of $10,000.  The area consists of 25 cases of books housed on three shelving units, a couch w/bookshelves, a large floor rug, a listening center w/CD's and books, rocking chairs, and five bean-bag chairs.  Thank you to all involved with this wonderful project that will help increase literacy for our elementary students.  Pictured below:  The Reading Oasis Room is a "kid friendly" asset to our school and reading programs.  Rocking chairs were donated and painted by Linda Johnson and Kate Schlomer.  The "Very Hungry Caterpiller" quilt was made and donated by Barb Mager.