Thanks to Serve U, library shelves are restocked
University City High School’s community service team, Serve U, collaborated with United We Serve on the Sept. 11 National Day of Service and Remembrance with a book drive to support "Take It Libraries" throughout the community of University City.
During the week of Sept 3, students and staff throughout the School District of University City donated new and gently used books. The Serve U team gathered, sorted and distributed books to Take It Libraries that are strategically placed throughout the District and city. As the name suggests, anyone can take books from Take It Libraries to have and enjoy, free of charge.
Take It Libraries are the brainchild of Ellen Bern, the former school board member, who has led the initiative for five years. “This win-win program helps our kids become better readers, helps families clean out their own bookshelves and costs nothing,” Bern said. “Even our bookshelves were donated.”
Linda Pritchard, A+ and student community service coordinator at UCHS, is responsible for organizing the book drive under the United We Serve umbrella. She said it is just one of many service opportunities that she will spearhead this year. “This is a great way to raise awareness that community service is a high priority at the high school and throughout the District,” she said. “This also promotes our ongoing District literacy mission.”
For more information or to volunteer with Serve U, contact Linda Pritchard at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-290-4100.