EHS Library Receives $3,500 Grant from James Patterson

Eureka High School (EHS) received a grant for $3,500 today from bestselling author James Patterson to support its school library. In addition, Scholastic Reading Club will match each dollar of Patterson’s donation with “bonus points” that teachers can use to acquire books and other materials for their classrooms. Eureka High was selected amongst thousands of applications for funding grants. To learn more, listen to Patterson’s exclusive interview about the critical need for school libraries on the “Scholastic Reads” podcast:

With the funds from the James Patterson Foundation, the Eureka High School library will take their successful library atmosphere to a new level by facilitating a series of book discussions that engage students, teachers, and the local community. The book club meets on Fridays after school and every student in the book club will receive a free copy of the monthly title. Theme-related food and drinks will be provided. They hope to find different community leaders to lead a discussion and talk to the students about their personal love of reading. If you would be interested in participating, contact Ruth Mitchell at 476-1731, Corin Balkovek at 441-2508, or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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