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They drove from Southern Illinois and picked out a truckload of school supplies for Chester School.
If your school serves needy children stop by and check us out. You never know what you might find. The hours are the same as the Book Rescue Hours. Teachers must show a Teacher ID to get Tools for Schools.



Sometimes we learn about items that we cannot accommodate at the SCARCE Location in Glen Ellyn (e.g. furniture, pianos, large quanties). We advertise these items by email.  To learn about these items. click any of the links to "Sign up for Our Newsletters" and check the box "Bookrescue News". These are sent as needed, but not usually more than once or twice a month.

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Great Use of SCARCE Resources!

"Once again, I want you to know how very grateful I am that you exist. The materials I have found at SCARCE and the ideas they generate are just wonderful. I am so excited to share those ideas with you just as I have been sharing the materials with the other teachers in my Special Needs program."

The teachers from this center developed very creative lesson plans with materials they have gathered from SCARCE. Our team was so deeply touched with their letter, and we wanted to share their excellent examples to inspire you with your special needs children. We thank the teachers of this cooperative for sending such thoughtful examples of their lesson plans. We’re so thankful for the meaningful work that you are doing at your school!