"Conservation of energy is part of the state standard, and the
teachers are thrilled to have the materials to teach it."
Although there are many energy-based titles available for the
adult reader, there is little readily available material for the
younger reader, according to Boegh.
"There's a real need to have these titles, because they're not
something we have in our library purchases," Boegh said.
"Some of these topics on conservation are new topics to science
and solar power, so I think we are very lucky to be able to purchase
The titles "Energy Alternatives," "Fossil Fuel Power" and
"Hydroelectric Power" are among some of the 21 new titles to be added
at each school within the next few weeks.
Mary Forrest, senior conservation advisor for the BWP, was the
impetus behind donating the books to the district.
"We had some money available in our budget, so we decided, because
the district really pushes the students to read, to donate to the
schools," Forrest said. "If students have access to these books it
begins to plant the seed of awareness about environmental issues."