The Post in Which Operation BB Says Thank You!
She did it! Operation BB began in late September/early October and at that time, Scout didn’t necessarily know what her vision for this “mission” was. Over time it has evolved and she set a goal of donating 100 backpacks before the end of the year – and with your help, she has done it!
Today our last load of backpacks – 24 backpacks just for teens filled with 2 YA fiction titles each – is being delivered to a local youth advocacy group. That’s 24 teens who will have 2 books to call their own.
This means that in the last 3 months, this then 9 and now 10-year-old girl has donated 100 backpacks to tweens and teens in need. That’s 100 backpacks, 200 books, 100 coloring books, and 100 packages of colored pencils.
While doing this she’s learned a bit about organization, goal setting, problem solving, marketing, and more. As her mom, I say thank you! As a librarian who cares about kids, I also say thank you! Each and every book was donated by generous donators like you and that is awesome. Sincerely, we thank you.
We’re going to take a brief pause as we celebrate the holidays, and then we are going to set new goals and continue in 2019. She has found incredible joy in this project and I can assure you as her mom that she has learned and grown and it’s nice to see your kid thinking about ways that they can help make the world a better place. So please keep watching this space for new and exciting ways that you can help Scout get books into the hands of tweens and teens in 2019.
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About Karen Jensen, MLS
Karen Jensen has been a Teen Services Librarian for almost 30 years. She created TLT in 2011 and is the co-editor of The Whole Library Handbook: Teen Services with Heather Booth (ALA Editions, 2014).
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