The Book Hive

Our Project

The Book Hive is a dedicated group of community members who believe that the youngest members of our Poughkeepsie school district deserve a functioning, well-appointed library. We are working to ensure that the pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten students who attend the Early Learning Center at Smith School receive an excellent education, filled with books in a beautiful library. To that end, we are going to build a school library with enough age-appropriate, culturally appropriate fiction and non-fiction books so that students can both read in school and take books home, and that they have a comfortable and welcoming space to read and explore books during their school library time.

We are hoping on completing this project this summer - so that when students return for the 2019-20 school year, they will be greeted with a wonderful library!

We have a goal of raising $20,000 to purchase enough new books to fill our library shelves. So far, we have raised $12,000!!!

We also have a goal of raising $20,000 to purchase furniture for our school library.