Reading Series Raises Money for Brooklyn Elementary School

by Staff

Paul Auster, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jhumpa Lahiri, Jonathan Lethem, Rick Moody, Gary Shteyngart, and Colson Whitehead are among the authors who have participated in a reading series to raise money for a new library at Public School 107, an elementary school in Brooklyn, New York. The series was started last year by novelist David Grand, whose six-year-old twins attend P.S. 107, which was among the 20 percent of the city's public schools without a library.

The readings, which require a ten-dollar admission fee, have raised twelve-thousand dollars. As a result, the school has built a new library featuring two thousand books and a part-time librarian.