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BWL lends hand to school kids

Sept. 27, 1996

By Kim Cooper

Lariat Reporter

The Baylor Women's League will be lending a helping hand Thursday at Sul Ross Elementary School.

Students are unable to read about 300 of the books in the school's library because there is a lack of staff members to shelve the books.

'The Baylor Women's League graciously offered to shelve the books for us,' said Annie Smith, Sul Ross' Adopt -a- School program coordinator.

'They don't have the people or the time to do it,' said Karen Tullos, BWL's service chair and a Pasadena sophomore. 'The school doesn't even have a full-time librarian.'

BWL, like many clubs on campus, requires service hours. Members can choose which service projects they would like to participate in.

'There are about 10 or 12 girls that will be helping shelve the books,' Tullos said. 'We're going in shifts between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m.'

In the future, the service club will continue to help the elementary school by reading to the pre-kindergartners, participate in a Read-a-Thon and entertain the students by dressing up as characters in children's books.

'The kids see us all of the time,' Tullos said. 'I think that it's a good opportunity for us to let them know we are here to help.'