Saturday, June 21, 2014

Our Library is a Drop-off Site for Backpack Attack School Supplies

Backpack Attack is here again!  Along with the other 2 Boone County Public Libraries in Thorntown and Lebanon, and several other local agencies, the Hussey-Mayfield Library is again a drop-off site for school supplies for the United Way’s Backpack Attack.  Collection boxes are located near the main entrance on both public floors and school supplies may be dropped off between June 16th and July 16th.  Students from all 10 elementary schools and 7 middle / high schools in Boone County will receive backpacks filled with school supplies to help children start school this fall with some of the school supplies they need to be successful.

Backpacks have already been donated and it’s the fun stuff to put inside them that is needed now.  Priority items include:
•    Loose-leaf notebook paper
•    Spiral notebooks (no college-rule)
•    1” 3-ring binders
•    Dry-erase markers (black & blue)
•    #2 pencils
•    Scissors
•    Yellow highlighters

Also needed:
•    Colored pencils  (12-count)
•    Crayons (24-count)
•    Washable markers
•    Glue sticks
•    2-pocket folders
•    Plastic pencil boxes
•    Index cards

So, while you’re out shopping in the next few weeks, pick up some extra school supplies as outlined above and drop them off at the Hussey-Mayfield Library to be put in backpacks for kids who need them.  If you have questions about Backpack Attack, please contact Amy Hammerle at (765) 483-0165 or

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