Tyler Copeland, the librarian at Dailey Middle School, didn’t let the pandemic stop families from getting their hands on some books. In celebration of books and literacy, parents and students enjoyed a curbside family night at Dailey Middle School.

The event included a book fair, an art contest for an original book character, a writing contest, and a guessing contest for how many books are in the DMS library. The answer is 13,991 books. The “guessing” winners are: Brooke Lewis and Yahaira Perkins (staff) Ava Castro, Josiah Cavanaugh, and Monica Balderas (student winners).

With funds from the book fair, the DMS library could reach 16 books per student contained in the library, which would allow the library to earn the status “Recognized Library Program.”. According to the Texas School Library Standards, a “Recognized Library Program” should have 16 books per student.

“We were really excited to host an event for our community,” said Copeland, “We were able to meet some of our virtual students face-to-face for the first time this school year and were very pleased with the turnout.”

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