Preschoolers with Lindgren Child Care Center collected records in both donations and sales in their 10th annual Used Book Sale.
The children collected more than 4,600 books and a record $1,027 during the annual books sale April 19. Each year preschoolers from the Lindgren Child Care Center collect used books from the St. Cloud State University campus community and separate them out into categories for the sale.
The children then work the cash registers during the book sale and donate the funds collected for sustainability projects throughout campus.
“Each year the preschoolers choose to purchase something to help our university and environment,” said Kim Hemiller, Lindgren preschool teacher.
This year, as a thank you to Atwood Memorial Center for allowing the children to hold their sale in the center’s lounge, the children asked Atwood Executive Director Mitch Karstens to recommend some options for their donation.
Karstens recommend either a project to switch the building to energy-efficient LED lightbulbs or purchasing new recycle bins for plastic, paper and aluminum.
“The preschoolers having spent the week discussion the pros and cons of each, have now voted and the winner is … recycling bins,” Hemiller said. “Today the preschoolers and I walked over to Atwood to present the book sale proceeds and the voting results.”
Hemiller said the children are always very grateful to the campus community for their donations and patronage.
“This is all thanks to your generous donations of books and all of our book sale shoppers,” she said in a thank-you email to campus. “I know many of you donated beyond the total amount of your sale for the good of the cause, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.”
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