Many families are struggling. With high unemployment, and millions of students enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs, many parents are unable to provide the basic school supplies their children need to be effective. You can help children in school by giving them the tools they need to succeed. During the month of August we will be collecting school supplies which will be donated to the Markesan School District. In the past supplies were collected each year by the Businessman’s Association, but that group has dissolved. The library board decided it was a tradition that should be continued. Supplies can be dropped off any time the library is open between now and Aug. 29th. Here are some things needed from this years school supply list: pencils, highlighters, scissors, pencil box or bag, glue sticks, large eraser, wide ruled notebooks (SPIRAL ONLY) (green, blue, red, yellow, choice), bottom pocket folders (green, blue, red, yellow, choice), container of disinfecting wipes, low odor dry erase markers, Post It Notes (2 7/8 X 2 7/8 inches), marker board erasers, colored pencils, washable markers 8-12 ct., box of crayons (24), large boxes of Kleenex, and boxes of quart Ziploc bags.