Gift-A-Book campaign collects nearly 100 books for Newcastle library

November 14, 2011

UPDATED — 11:40 a.m. Nov. 16, 2011

Although Newcastle Elementary School librarian Laura Berry has come in contact with thousands of book over her lifetime, she distinctly remembers sitting down and reading “Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel” as a small child.

Thanks to the school’s annual Gift-A-Book campaign, which allows children and parents to select books to donate to the school’s library, Newcastle will be able to add the 60-year-old story to its growing collection.

“It’s still a great story, and it’s nice to have a library bound edition of it,” she said. “One of our first-graders chose that. He and his family donated three wonderful books.”

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