CONGRESSMAN BISHOP, SCHLEY COUNTY MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL WELCOME DONATED BOOKS FROM LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
ELLAVILLE, GA – This morning, Congressman Sanford D. Bishop Jr. (GA-02) was joined by Adam Hathaway, Superintendent of Schley County Schools; Todd West, Principal of Schley County Middle High School; as well as staff and students from the Schley County School District at the Schley County Middle High School Library to welcome a donation of books from the Library of Congress. The donated books will provide students from 6th through 12th grade with challenging reading materials, build a broader library collection at the school, and encourage out-of-classroom learning. The opportunity to receive books from the Library of Congress is open to all libraries in Middle and Southwest Georgia.
“The Library of Congress has provided an excellent opportunity to broaden publication catalogues at schools, public libraries, governments, and non-profits,” said Congressman Bishop. “I encourage all interested organizations from Middle and Southwest Georgia to get in touch with our office or the Library of Congress for more information.”
“We are very excited Congressman Bishop could be at Schley County Middle High School today to address our student council and want to thank him for officially presenting us with books donated from the Library of Congress,” said Adam Hathaway, Superintendent of Schley County School District. “We are honored to be awarded resources that will help our students continue to reach for excellence. We are blessed to be one of the best school systems in the State of Georgia and are very thankful for the support of our community and Congressman Bishop.”
The Library of Congress has surplus books not needed for the Library's own uses available for donation to eligible organizations and institutions. Eligible organizations and institutions must be located in the United States and fall into one of the following categories:
- Fulltime, tax-supported or nonprofit educational institution: school, school system, college, university, museum, or public library.
- Agency of local, state, or federal government.
- Nonprofit institution or organization that has tax-exempt status and that operates a library and/or research center opens to the public.
Eligible organizations and institutions may apply to participate in the Surplus Books Program by submitting a completed and signed Application to Participate form [attached]. Participating organization can request books more than once, and can renew its request to participate every two years through the submission of an updated Application to Participate form.
For more information regarding application guidelines, please click here.