Sister Regina Primary School receives large donation of Dutch children’s books

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Philipsburg – It all began when Bronson, group 3 student at Sister Regina Primary school told his Oma in the Netherlands that he had to bring his own books to school because Hurricane Irma took them all away. Naturally as all grandmothers do, she leapt into action and set out with the mission to start collection. She posted Bronson’s story on the Dutch city of Geleen’s official website and news spread quickly after that, Bronson’s Book Club was born.

It started with friends, family and colleagues bringing in their own books from home but over the course of three months it took off. Not only did the entire community donate books but also the John F Kennedy School in Maastricht made a huge donation as well.  In the end Bronson’s Oma and Opa carefully sorted and packed 12 large storage boxes with over 1400 Dutch books for children of every age. After which they delivered the boxes to a friend that shipped them over free of charge.

Bronson’s dad picked them up and delivered them to the Sister Regina School. Principal Samantha stated: “We are extremely grateful for this wonderful initiative. and with these books Sister Regina will start a library and book exchange program. All books are in great condition and of recent years. The kids are going to have a great time with these.”

Bronson was proud to say “My Oma send all these books so I can read Dutch books with my friends in school. We can read a new one every day”. And Oma, forever humble stated that she was just simply happy to help and would do it again in a heartbeat.