From 298 books a year to 3,875!

Posted: July 5, 2017 in On Our Minds

Oakland Unified School District’s Bret Harte Middle School Library circulated 298 books during the entire 2015-2016 school year. In 2016-2017 Bret Harte’s total circulation: 3,875.frickbefore.jpg

Frick Impact Academy began the 2016-2017 school year with 174 books checked out and circulated, and ended the year with 2,219 books circulated.

Both schools were closed the year before, for approximately 10 years.

What brings about this dramatic change that will surely influence student’s reading? 1. Great staff – thank you to Librarian Lolade Gbadebo at Frick and Library Technicians Maggie Rogers and Nida Khalil at Bret Harte, 2. Great books on the shelves, 3. “Weeding


 out” old tired and not great books from the shelves. Frick began the school year with a total of 5,878 books on the shelves and ended the year with a total of 4,946 books. That means 2,349 books were weeded and 1,417 new books were added!

Photos are of Frick – semi-before (before, before the library was filled with junk! ) and


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