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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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Books Are a Hit with My Students!

Just wanted to tell you that the treasures (specifically nonfiction books) that I found on Saturday at Scarce have been the biggest hit with my students! On Monday they spent 45 minutes engaged in reading through them, sharing them, and loving them. Then the past three days we have been reading about immigration, Ellis Island, volcanoes, rocks, matter, the Great San Francisco Earthquake (which has led into wanting to know about the Great Chicago Fire). They have learned so much in the past 4 days because the books had such magnificent pictures and text at their level. I am so excited!

Jessie (from facebook) - March 2014