2015 Library Book Fund


“It is a good rule after reading a new book, never allow yourself another new one til you
have read an old one in between.”
– C.S. Lewis

December 2015

Dearest Eagle Ridge Academy Families and Friends,

Imagine if our children could only read a small selection of reading materials. Imagine if they all formed thoughts and arguments the exact same way. What is fostered at Eagle Ridge Academy is to be independent thinkers and contributing members of society. We teach our students to form opinions, ask questions, and think logically about history, nature, morality, politics, religion, and happiness. From an early age, their young minds are considering what words mean. Words that fill books. Books that are filled with knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge that will stay with them for their entire lives.

What do books have to do with this letter? I am writing today to ask you to help build our library.  We need to build a library collection in order to create magic, curiosity, and intrigue. We don’t just want just any books. We want the best books, customized to our students’ desires, dreams, and interests. In order to do this, we need financial support to purchase them.

We had a very successful fall Gala, profiting $19,000 for library books. Now, in order to meet our goal of $50,000, we want to build off this success and ask for the entire community’s help in reaching this vision. With the opening of our new building will come a new library, a desperately needed haven for knowledge and learning—something that Eagle Ridge Academy has never had the privilege of having. Our library will be a shell with shelves and tables. What’s missing is the books. In order to fill those shelves with awe-inspiring words, we need your help.

If each family gave $50 to our library fund, we would reach our goal of turning our dream library into a reality. Would you please consider supporting this important endeavor of Eagle Ridge Academy? If we all join together as a community, our Eagle Ridge Academy family, our library will open filled with words and wonder. Your donation is 100 percent tax-deductible and fully benefits the students. Please visit http://weblink.donorperfect.com/books2015 to make your gift online or use the enclosed envelope.

Thank you for making a difference with your generous spirit. Your support speaks volumes…of books!

With sincere gratitude and wishes for happy holidays, 

Jason Ulbrich
Executive Director

P.S.        If you are interested in serving on the Library Task Force, whose primary purpose is to   determine book selection and functionality of the library, please contact Kelly Schiffman at           kschiffman@eagleridgeacademy.org