PROCTOR, MN — The Library of Congress houses more than 168 million items, and now, some of those books have made their way to the Northland.
Proctor’s Bay View Elementary School is taking part in the Library of Congress Surplus Book Project, which is where the library sends books to schools and other organizations.
Bay View staff were allowed to ask for books they needed, based on type, such as fiction, non-fiction and reference books.
They say it’s nice to see Washington making a difference for the kids.
“It’s very rare that you can get both sides, democrat and republican to agree on something, but to agree on giving books away, that’s huge. Especially to my kids. And us,” says Nathanial Simpson, the Media Center Specialist.
Congressman Pete Stauber connected the school to the surplus book program.