Alabama Power presented Brent Elementary School’s library with a classroom grant on Jan. 21. The $1,000 grant provides funding for materials to better the classroom environment, and in turn, enhance a student’s ability to learn.
Timberly Welbourne applied for the award in an effort to improve the school’s library media center. Welbourne plans to use the funds to enhance the school’s digital and physical libraries by purchasing Duo books that provide a digital eBook copy as well as a hardcover book. This addition will allow students to access more book titles throughout the year, especially this year as some students are virtual learners. Duo books also help students develop vocabulary, improve fluency and provide extra exposure to fluent reading as they can follow along with stories being read aloud on BES’ online library platform.
Brent Elementary would like to thank Alabama Power for investing in our children’s learning!