Weyauwega Elementary students now have more books to choose from when they visit the school’s library.
More than 50 new books for students in kindergarten through fifth grade were added to the library’s collection last year.
The purchase was made possible after the school’s library was chosen as a recipient of a donation from the Lindwood Ladies Club.
The club, which has existed for more than 85 years, began as a parent group for the Lind Center School.
Members sold such items as brooms to raise funds for the school.
After the school closed, the group evolved into a social organization.
Most of the members live in the Lind Center area or have their family roots there.
The society’s motto is “friendship and helpfulness” toward each other.
The women meet once a month for lunch, and while they are together, they discuss what groups in the area they want to faise funds for in the upcoming year.
They try to pick local organizations that center around education since the group’s origins began with a school.
When Weyauwega Elementary’s library was chosen as a recipient, students suggested books they wanted to see in their school library.
In addition, Lynn Koehler, the school’s IMC resource person, chose titles from a professional magazine in which authors and librarians write reviews about the latest books published for children.