Eva Wirth (left) Emma Callahan, Moonracker owner Josh Hauser and Chloe Goethel. The three Girl Scouts received surprise book donations from Moonracker customers.                                (Photo provided)

Eva Wirth (left) Emma Callahan, Moonracker owner Josh Hauser and Chloe Goethel. The three Girl Scouts received surprise book donations from Moonracker customers. (Photo provided)

Girl Scouts’ book drive benefits school library

Moonracker customers help full reading wishlist

Surprise donations from two community members helped three local Girl Scouts complete their book drive for the South Whidbey School Library.

Eighth-grade Girl Scouts Emma Callahan, Eva Wirth and Chloe Goethel have been working for more than a year to collect books and raise money for the school library. This spring, they organized a book drive that resulted in 100 new and gently used books for the library, according to a press release.

Wanting to do more, the girls raised money to purchase additional favorite and award-winning books from a list they developed with school librarians.

“We wanted to purchase the books locally, so we took our list to Moonraker and asked the store owner to order as many books from the list up to our budget,” said Emma Callahan.

A week later, Emma and her mom got a call from Moonraker, an independent book store in downtown Langley.

Two long-time customers heard about the girls’ project, and offered to help the girls purchase their whole list of books.

“We all really love to read, and are so happy to be able to buy all these books for the library for everyone to use,” Eva Wirth said.

In total, the trio was able to collect more than 150 books to give to the school library, said Chloe Goethel.

They are grateful for the generous donations to put more books in the hands of young students.

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