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Walker Elementary book donations help expand classroom libraries

Walker Elementary School Principal Rochelle Dawes and City National Bank Vice President, Branch Manager Christian Weissmann Walker Elementary School has received a $4,200 donation from City National Bank, good enough to purchase more than 800 books from the local Mira Mesa Barnes & Noble Book Store.

As a result, each student at Walker received a brand new book and teachers received free books to fill their classroom libraries.

Jonny Holt, Community Relations Manager at Mira Mesa’s Barnes & Noble Booksellers, and his staff, along with Walker Elementary School worked together to extend literacy opportunities by providing a Barnes & Noble Family Fun Night Book Fair and Fundraiser.

Christian Weissmann, City National Bank’s Vice President, Branch Manager, Reading is the Way Up program, has presented the school with a $4,200 certificate to purchase books from Barnes & Noble including the bookstore’s 25 percent institutional discount. The Holiday Book Drive is part of City National Bank’s Reading is the Way Up program.

For more information, contact Rochelle Dawes, principal, Walker Elementary School, at  858-271-8050.