Alameda kids donate library in a box


Students at Bay Farm Elementary School assembled and decorated boxes on Friday.

The boxes are filled with books for students in Samoa -- those kids who are waiting for their school to be rebuilt after the recent tsunami. This project is called "Library in a Box."

It's about teaching kids to reach out beyond themselves.

"We're in a community where our students are really lucky. They come to school every day ready to learn, but we know that there are a lot of students in the world that don't have books to read, and so we're happy to share those books with other students," said a teacher.

The kids bring books from home, decorate the boxes, and write letters of encouragement to their fellow students. The "Library In A Box" program started with Hurricane Katrina.

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