New Books for Children in Need

Assistance League of Bend provided 264 new books to children at the From Page to
Screen! Free Family Movie Night event at the Tower Theatre on September 22. Priority tickets
were offered first to Silver Rail Elementary, a Title 1 school in Bend. This free event takes place
quarterly and is in partnership with Deschutes Public Library.
Thanks to Assistance League of Bend’s Operation School Bell ® literacy initiative, families are
able to select age-appropriate books based on their child’s grade level: K-2, 3-5 or 6-8. Studies
show that encouraging children to read helps to improve their skills and promotes a lifelong
Contact Marsha Bechtold at to learn more about the
Operation School Bell program.