July 7, 2015

Looking ahead to the fall...

In collaboration with the Amherst Public Schools, the Jones Library is pleased to serve as a drop-off location for Project Backpack.  This project provides backpacks and school supplies to income-eligible students to get their school year off to a good start with a new backpack full of new school supplies.  Please bring your donations of new supplies - and backpacks! - to the Kids Room by August 7th, to allow for time for assembly and distribution before school starts in September.

Below are lists of suggested items.  Thanks in advance for supporting Project Backpack!

Grades PreK - 5

New backpacks
Spiral notebooks
2-pocket folders
Glue sticks
Pencils #2
Pens (blue/black/red)
Colored pencils
Pencil sharpeners
Pencil cases

Grades 6 - 12

New backpacks
Assignment pads
Index cards
Loose leaf paper
2-pocket folders
3-ring binders
3-ring pencil cases
Calculators (basic, scientific,
 or graphing)
Post-it notes
Combination locks for lockers
Flash drives
Pens (blue/black/red)
Pencils #2