It is the passion of Gervais Elementary School teachers to get as many books into the hands and homes of our students as possible. This does not mean our current students, but all of our past students that have moved on to success at Gervais Middle and High School as well. So, when a combination of grant money from OnPoint Credit Union and a summer reading initiative (through Melinda Fitz-Henry, GSD Food Services), we were able to install three high quality all-weather free little libraries outside GES. To make these libraries more inviting, we also installed custom metal benches for all community members to sit and read. On Tuesday, 3/19, in the presence of Gervais Mayor Shanti Platt, GSD School Board Members, GSD Superintendent Matt Henry, and many GES students and staff, we ceremoniously celebrated the ‘grand opening’ of these libraries not just to members of the school district, but to all members of the Gervais Community.