This request is for funds to purchase new book sets for small group instruction reading at Tahoe Lake Elementary. During Covid and in our various construction moves, our book room has suffered a loss in inventory as many books formerly onsite were sent home in distance learning and have subsequently been lost. We would like to replace some outdated titles and add some higher level readers now that the 5th grade has returned to Tahoe Lake Elementary. Over 20 years ago we created a "reading circle" room at Tahoe Lake. This is a small room where we keep sets of book titles ranging in level from pre-primer to above 6th grade. These books have been used over the years by all the teachers and support staff at Tahoe Lake on a daily basis to help all students become more proficient, fluent readers as well as to expose students to a variety of literature, both fiction and non-fiction, and to foster a love of reading. The books are primarily used in guided reading groups and complement the District’s core reading program, McGraw Hill’s, Wonders.