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One Class at a Time: Mona Wing

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Students at Maude A. Sanders Primary School are back in the building this semester.

Making sure they get what they need in the library is Mrs. Wing, who says now that times have changed, her tasks aren't easy.

"It's difficult for them. It's you know, everyone wants to have a book, a physical book in their hands."

She's not only a librarian, in fact Mrs. Wing has what you might call an electronic thumb when it comes to students and remote learning.

"I'm also working on all of the video streams, the laptops that the kids need as they use them at home on their off days. So, we try to keep them with good running streams."

Heart of Illinois ABC and CEFCU presented Mrs. Wing with a $1,000 grant.

She says the money is a good start toward purchasing a book vending machine which costs $3,500.

"My goal is to use it as a positive incentive for our kids," she adds.

By earning coins in order to select their choice of reading material.

"If they have done an act of kindness, this would give them the incentive to achieve those goals and then be rewarded with a book and try and get them interested in reading."

Donnie Tillman

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