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.