Subaru Loves Learning Program Donates Educational Picture Books


Leila Harper, Beyond the Gates Editor

The Subaru Loves Learning Program is a program created by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) collaborating with the Subaru car company, in order to spread the love of science and education to the public. One of the ways they do this is by sharing educational picture books. In November, Armijo was able to join the nation-wide project.

“It’s supposed to be a big production and they [AAAS and Subaru] come here and we have The Armijo Signal and maybe The Daily Republic,” said Ms. Denise Monegato, Armijo librarian. “Problem was, there was a change in personnel at Subaru.”

Although there was a snag with Corporate, Ms. Monegato took the initiative to contact the local Fairfield Subaru dealer to figure out the problem. “I found this helpful young lady in the office who said, ‘I do remember getting a shipment of books over the summer. She located the books and, because it was so much after the fact, they just delivered it in the truck and then I dispersed them around the school.”

There is still quite a collection in the library that will be distributed around the school. The books have a wide range of subjects ranging from dogs to quantum physics, all with adorable illustrations that lessen the strain of digesting hugely complicated topics (like quantum physics).

Before the widespread donation, some books were given away to the Special Ed kids, too, at the end of October when Reading Therapy Dogs were brought to Armijo.



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