Eleventh grade students at Kingman High School demonstrate relaxing and reading on the new furniture donated to the school library by Mattress and Furniture Liquidators. The store near Castle Rock Road and Route 66 donated about $5,000 worth of furniture to the library. The KHS library receives no school budget and depends on community donations for new books and other materials. American Woodmark and the Republican Women of Kingman have donated in the recent past, but the library is currently out of funds. Librarian Melissa Caton encourages the community to donate school appropriate books to help the students. Hardback books withstand wear and tear better, but paperback books will be accepted, too. Recent youth fiction novels are especially encouraged. As Caton explains, there is a “very defined set of standards students are asked (to learn).” It’s good to have relevant series geared to students to encourage a love of reading and familiarity with story structure and characterization.
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