Shawsheen Elementary School Adds A Kindness Library

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — The Shawsheen Elementary School recently added a “Kindness Library” to its school library.Kindness libraries are bookcases filled with more than 50 different children’s books books that teach and highlight lessons in kindness.  The mobile bookshelf is filled with quality texts that help foster and support friendships and kindness initiatives at school.The Shawsheen received the kindness library after winning a raffle at the Massachusetts Reading Association Conference. The kindness library, valued at approximately $1,000, was donated by the Joseph Middlemiss Big Heart Foundation, Inc.“The Kindness Library will provide a concrete place for students to initiate inclusive behaviors while fostering friendships and reinforcing kindness,” said Principal Lisa King. “This gift represents and touches upon many values that we hope to instill in our youth, such as respect, kindness, empathy and inclusion.”The school dedicated the library to the district’s late superintendent Joanne Benton. A plaque with her name was included on the bookshelf.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedLIBRARY LINEUP: How To Talk To The Other Side on Sept. 10; Classical Music Concert on Sept. 12In “Community”BREAKING NEWS: Longtime School Committee Member, Community Leader Peggy Kane Passes AwayIn “Breaking News”SCHOOL COMMITTEE NEWS: Wilmington Rotary Club Donates $6,000 For Student Physical Activity BagsIn “Education”last_img

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