SAN ANTONIO – – Walking around McCollum High School, you’ll see five different bookshelves with the sign Cowboys Read!
But library books are not filling those shelves. These new, current and exciting books are free to take, share and keep.
“There’s no due date, there’s no fines, there’s nothing,” McCollum High School librarian Terrie Sharp said. “You return it when you’re done, or you pass it off to your friend, or you keep it for yourself.”
Sharp graduated from McCollum and returned to work as an English teacher and then librarian, tallying up to 30 years with the school.
She knows how much the pandemic affected the students’ finances and literacy. Many students are learning English as a second language and depend on school for their language development.
That’s why she created the Cowboys Read! program, a play on the school’s mascot, to develop a culture of reading.
It’s working by improving literacy …