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Bucks for books

IP gives GHS Library new resources

International Paper Co. recently presented a $15,400 grant to the Greenville High School Library, in efforts to increase it's ability to jump into the Information Age'.

"We have so much technology here, with computer systems, Internet access and new library automation, but no amount of technology can take the place of books," said Jennifer Shell, the school's librarian. "The average cost of one library book is $22, so one can easily see the cost of stocking a library with current information."

As a part of it's commitment to contributing back to the community, International Paper Co. presented the library with a check for the full amount of $15,400.

"Greenville High School is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and as such, the school's library/media center has as its role, to support and enhance the curriculum of the school," said Principal John Black.

The grant from International Paper will be used to replace worn and out-dated books, and also to buy new books.

Another resource available here that works very well is the computer-based "accelerated reader" program," said Amy Bryan, teacher. "We have seen much success with the program's use by students."

Shell said

the library/media center is a very popular aspect of the school. "Many students like to come here and find the extra information they are seeking, in a quiet and comfortable environment," she said, "and to that end, we want the information that they have available to be the latest, most up-to-date that they can acquire."