Glenwood books find way to Galston

Turning to new page: Galston High School librarian Elga Enriquez receives a donation of books from Glenwood High School librarian Bronwyn Jackson.

Turning to new page: Galston High School librarian Elga Enriquez receives a donation of books from Glenwood High School librarian Bronwyn Jackson.

Glenwood High School has donated about 400 books to Galston High School's library collection after the building was gutted by fire on May 19.

The books were donated on Thursday and included fiction as well as non-fiction titles on countries and science.

‘‘We thought as a school we could help a bit by pulling off the shelf our second copies of fiction and non-fiction,’’ said Glenwood High School librarian Shelley Brackley.

‘‘When we first started as a new school [in 2005] we had books donated from other schools to get us going, so we thought it would be a nice thing to do.’’

Galston High School principal Jillian Tourlas said the donation of books from Glenwood High School had been ‘‘a tremendous boost’’ to the school. 

‘‘The immediate impact is that it allows us to put books on the shelves of our temporary library when it opens at the beginning of next term,’’ she said.

Mrs Tourlas said local secondary schools had helped to find subject-specific books for year 12 students to use, while the Friends of the Hills Library and publishing companies had also donated books.

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