Book drive will help replenish teachers’ classroom libraries in Hillsborough schools

The Hillsborough Education Foundation (HEF) is organizing a book drive to replenish teachers’ classroom libraries in Hillsborough Township Public Schools.

The book drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 4 and 5 and from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 at the Hillsborough Township Municipal Building multipurpose room, 379 S. Branch Road, Hillsborough at the corner of Beekman Lane.

Drop off gently used books in very good condition. Hillsborough Township Public Schools teachers will be invited to select books for use in their classrooms grades Pre-K to 12.

Exclusions include: encyclopedias, self-help books, law textbooks, medical textbooks, scholarly monographs, business books, science books, technical books, Reader’s Digest, Time Life, cookbooks, romance books, manuals, almanacs, restaurant guides, travel guides, travel guides, Life Nature Library, Life Science Library, Life World Library, any musky dirty books, any books with heavily underlined pages, and paperback books that are ripped.

Classroom donations of tissues, Lysol wipes, glue sticks, poly folders, Expo markers and pencils will also be accepted during the book drive.

HEF will provide a tax receipt for all donations. Determining the actual value for tax purposes is up to the donor. For information, email  HYPERLINK “mailto:hef.social@hef.org” hef.social@hef.org

HEF’s mission is to strengthen the bridge between the community and Hillsborough Township Public Schools by encouraging community involvement and financial support to enhance public education for students at all levels, according to a prepared statement. HEF was established in 1996 and has a long history of funding innovative programs and classroom initiatives, including the initial funding for the Hillsborough High School robotics team and fundraising for the Hillsborough High School turf field in 2000. One of HEF’s longest running programs has been granting scholarships to graduating Hillsborough High School seniors.

Education foundations promote excellence in education by funding activities that would not otherwise be funded through the traditional school district budget, according to the statement. HEF seeks to engage Hillsborough Township Public Schools alumni, parents, business leaders, community members and organizations to harness private resources to support public education. HEF further seeks to offer opportunities for community members to become involved with the advancement of public school education.

Hillsborough Education Foundation partner with Hillsborough Township Public Schools, Hillsborough Education Association and Hillsborough Township Committee in mutual support of Hillsborough’s great public schools, according to the statement.

Donations can be made online at  HYPERLINK “http://www.hef.org” www.hef.org or by checks made out to Hillsborough Education Foundation and mailed to P.O. Box 5642, Hillsborough 08844.

Folllow HEF at  HYPERLINK “http://www.facebook.com/hefnj/” www.facebook.com/hefnj/ and  HYPERLINK “https://twitter.com/HEFNJ” twitter.com/HEFNJ.