(03/21/13) - Students at one Mid-Michigan elementary school are using reading month to make sure children on the east coast don't go without books.
In October, Hurricane Sandy left many schools in New York and New Jersey heavily damaged. Many lost all their library books because of flooding.
That's why the students at Springview Elementary in Flushing are collecting new and used books. They plan send the books to students in New York, who lost all of theirs.
"The books are important to me because it's fun to read and you can learn facts," said Kennedy Hobson, fifth grader.
"In books, anything can happen. So like, when you're reading a book, you might be writing something and the books can give you an idea because anything can happen in them," said Colton Giacumbo, fifth grader.
The Springview students will also participate in hat day Friday.
They can donate $1 to wear a hat to school. The money raised will go toward shipping all the books they collect to New York.
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