READING ROCKS

$305 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 30 months
This $3,000.00 will buy paperback books, doughnuts, t-shirts and happiness for a diverse and  hilarious group of high school students.  

The members of the Reading Rocks book club are students at Rock Island High School  in Rock Island, Illinois.  They LOVE to read and get together and talk about reading and books and fan fiction and video games and life.  They have grown over their three years from a club of two or three girls and the sponsor to well over 30 male and female students and the sponsor and a YA librarian  from our local public library .  The doughnut fund is dwindling rapidly.  The Rocks vote on which book to read next and the adult in the room tries to get enough copies for everyone through interlibrary loan.  As the group expands it is becoming increasingly difficult to acquire enough books to satisfy the need.  

As an added difficulty, the library books are often due WAY before we are done talking about them.  Further potential dwindling of funds ensues. To ameliorate this problem, our GoFundMe funds will allow us to buy paperback copies for all of the Reading Rocks, giving them their own copy of the book that won't need to be returned.
The students have designed a t-shirt that we could order if the funds are available. Studies show that high school students that own books and wear t-shirts with book club logos are not only happier and cooler than other people, they are less likely to smoke cigarettes, mock their mother's style of dress, and make snide remarks during assemblies.
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The Reading Rocks are still here! Thank you for your interest in our book club! This year we are concentrating on reading as many of the Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book awards as possible.
Reading Rocks year 6!
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We're still here! The Reading Rocks have six more meetings this year and are awaiting good news about our book and doughnut fund!
Simone Elkeles and the ROCKS!
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The donations are pouring in! Thank you so much for supporting your Reading Rocks!
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Thank you for your patience, we are now accepting donations again! The Rocks are reading Andy Weir's "The Martian," you should, too!
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$305 of $3,000 goal

Raised by 13 people in 30 months
Created September 1, 2015
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KT
$100
Kevin Traylor
26 days ago
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For treats for meetings, books, or other....because if you read, you're a Reading Rock!

$10
Anonymous
23 months ago
AF
$20
A Fan
27 months ago
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Go Rocks! And go Dr. Curtiss!

KH
$20
Kathy Hanson
28 months ago
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Your program Rocks! Thank you for stimulating joy in reading, friendship, and kindred spirits!

$25
Anonymous
28 months ago
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KM
$25
Kathy Miller
28 months ago
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1

I hope this helps in some small way! I really appreciate what you are doing with this group of students!

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