Having "Pick Pride" included creating a student library.

During the months of February and March, AmeriCorps VISTA members at the Pick Educational and Volunteer Facility began their “Pick Pride” Program, enhancing school pride and morale for the students and staff.  One of the top priorities for the program was establishing a student library. Having a variety of books and magazines for the students to read will encourage them to explore new interests and develop a love of reading.

The Waynesville/St. Robert community quickly began filling the shelves. To date, the student library has received 110 books and 67 magazines from the Waynesville Middle School, Waynesville Public Library, and Blue Star Families.

The next step in the program is to start a magazine subscription sponsorship program. A sponsor would purchase a one year subscription from an approved list of magazines for the student library. If you would like to be a magazine subscription sponsor or have any books you would like to donate, please contact the Community Resource Office at (573) 842-2250.