Alameda kids donate library in a box

December 11, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Some children in alameda are reaching out to kids half way around the world.

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.