It is not surprising that it was a group of teachers-to-be who came to the rescue of a little school library.

Future Educators of America (FEA) and Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education, solicited donations of books from individuals and groups when they learned that teachers at the SEK Learning Center, a school that helps southeast Kansas students with behavioral problems, were struggling to put together a small library.

Nate Morris, a graduate student in education and president of Kappa Delta Pi, said the idea for the project began with a suggestion from Julie Samuels, associate professor in the Department of  Teaching and Leadership, who was aware of the Learning Center’s great need for library resources.

“The students were super excited to help,” said Samuels. “Inspiring a love of reading is one of the most important things teachers can do. I am thrilled our students, who will be teaching in their own classrooms soon, understand that.”

Anyone interested in donating books can do so by calling 620-235-4183.