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Mill Street Elementary receives over 500 books from Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville

Students spent the morning reading the new books in the library.

Students at Mill Street Elementary will have plenty of new books to read thanks to Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford Lewisville’s book donation to the school library.

Through the Ford Fund and First Book program started by Ford Motor Company in 2019, Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford donated 522 books – a $2,850 grant – to Mill Street Elementary for students to enjoy. 361 books will go to shelves in the library and teachers also received a total of 161 books for their classrooms.

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“Sam Pack Ford is invested in the community and this program allows us to give back to our local schools,” Sue Bowman, Community Engagement Manager at Sam Pack Ford said. “We are thrilled to be able to provide new books for Mill Street Elementary and the students.”  

28 students from grades pre-K through fifth showed up to the library on Thursday morning and were surprised with brand new books at their tables.

Administrators from Lewisville ISD attended the book party, including superintendent Dr. Lori Rapp and members of the LISD Board of Trustees: Tracy Scott Miller, Katherine Sells, Angie Cox and Jenny Proznik. Along with representatives from Sam Pack’s Five Star Ford, each adult sat at a grade level’s table and read to a group of excited students.

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Students also took Dr. Rapp and LISD board members across the library to their favorite reading corners to read the new books they had just received while enjoying snacks provided for the event.

Not only were the students excited about the new books, but so was school librarian Michelle Brosi, who was able to purchase a diverse selection of books from the grant to educate her book-loving students.

“Being able to buy 500 books really adds a lot to our collection, especially making sure that we have more diverse texts in the library,” Brosi said. “There’s now a lot more books that show different types of people and different walks of life. It helps make the collection more rich.”

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