Angiolina S. of Sturbridge
Get your PAWS on a Good Book

For my Gold Award project, I gave kids at the Old Mill Pond School in Palmer more access to books. Due to cuts, the library at the school is only open every other week and children do not have the opportunity to check books out on a weekly basis.

I assisted the Family Literacy Committee by providing books that children could borrow, allowing them to read with their parents every night. I created 30-book classroom libraries in the 17
pre-Kindergarten through second grade classes. Each book is labeled, numbered, and in a hanging tote, making it easy for the students to safely take the books home.  Each book rack has a typed inventory sheet.  The children now have daily access to books that they can take home.  Teachers, parents and children were all provided books at no cost. One of the best parts of the project, was getting to see the smiles on the kindergarten children’s faces as they chose the books they were going to take home.  I also had the opportunity to meet the author of the Magic Tree House book series and the author of the “fast track” books that accompany the series. 

Angiolina graduated from Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School in 2012.  She is a member of the Blessed Pope John Paul II Youth Ministry.  She has been a Girl Scout for 12 years and is a Bronze and Silver Award recipient. As a Girl Scout, Angiolina has traveled to Savannah, GA and to Our Chalet in Switzerland.  She had the opportunity to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouts in Savannah! Angiolina is attending the College of Our Lady of the Elms this fall pursuing a degree in education.