Book Brigade draws 300 volunteers


On Friday, Aug. 24, more than 300 community volunteers lined 10th Street to help the staff of Harrison Elementary School move an estimated 9,000 books to the new Harrison Elementary School library located a quarter of a mile up the road. Volunteers passed books down the line from the old library to the new library, managing about one quarter of the books in just over an hour. South Lane School District Communications Coordinator Garrett Bridgens said the books would most likely not be completely moved to the new school by the time the event ended near mid-day, instead being trucked to the new location on Monday, but was impressed with the turn-out and community support. The new Harrison Elementary School is scheduled to open in time for the 2019-2020 school year and was built with the lion’s share of the $35 million bond passed in 2016. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the school will be held on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 p.m.


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