(FEBRUARY 2023)—Valley Stream UFSD Thirteen’s James A. Dever Elementary School has been awarded $500 for the school’s comic book and graphic novel collection for the second consecutive year. This was possible, thanks to school librarian, Thomas Mullen who applied for the “Funding Your Ideas” grant offered by Jovia Financial Credit Union.
The grant program supports innovative classroom-based projects that enhance student learning experiences. The grant is open to Pre-K through 12th-grade educators in Nassau and Suffolk counties. Using the grant funds, Mr. Mullen was able to purchase a variety of books that help keep the library collection fresh and up-to-date, support the classroom curriculum, and provide enjoyable reading experiences.