Sandy Hook book tribute - News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com

Sandy Hook book tribute

Posted: Updated:

By: Megan Palera
mpalera@klkntv.com

The tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn. is inspiring good here in Lincoln.

It's called the Sandy Hook Book Tribute. The goal is to give 26 books - representing the lives lost during the shooting - to each of the Lincoln public elementary schools. Inside each one, there's an inscription to honor those killed.

"Our hope is that every time a child checks it out or takes it home and enjoys it with their family, that the memory of those we lost will carry on in some small way," Organizer Tallie Gaspar said.

A set of books will also be sent to Newtown in tribute to those lost, but also to show solidarity as a community.

So far 244 books have been donated and organizers hope to collect 1,040 by April 5th. 

To donate a book, go to http://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/registry.html?ie=UTF8&id=2AVNDOI3KH9P6&type=wishlist.

If you purchase a book in town, they can dropped off or mailed to the Child Guidance Center. They ask that donations are not marked for specific schools.

You can contact Tallie Gaspar with any questions or concerns: shbooktribute@gmail.com.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Camp sites are booked through Monday

    Branched Oak remains full for Memorial Day weekend

    Branched Oak remains full for Memorial Day weekend

    Branched Oak officials say hundreds of people are at the lake this weekend. From campers to boaters and many more, those at Branched Oak took advantage of Memorial day weekend this Sunday. AAA estimates that nearly 39.3 million will travel this holiday weekend, and that includes trips to lakes and nearby destinations. Terri Huston a camper at the lake said, "It's just really nice to see the water and the green trees out here. And actually this weekend, the campers have all bee...

    More >>

    Branched Oak officials say hundreds of people are at the lake this weekend. From campers to boaters and many more, those at Branched Oak took advantage of Memorial day weekend this Sunday. AAA estimates that nearly 39.3 million will travel this holiday weekend, and that includes trips to lakes and nearby destinations. Terri Huston a camper at the lake said, "It's just really nice to see the water and the green trees out here. And actually this weekend, the campers have all bee...

    More >>
  • Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Overturned fuel tanker closes Saltillo Road

    Highway 77 is shut down near Saltillo Road due to an overturned fuel tanker leaking gasoline. 

    More >>

    Saltillo Road is shut down near Highway 77 due to an overturned fuel tanker leaking gasoline. 

    More >>
  • Parts of the law will go into effect in 2019

    New Nebraska Law aims to keep poor people out of jail.

    New Nebraska Law aims to keep poor people out of jail.

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Advocates for low-income Nebraska residents hope a new law will help keep poor people who committed minor offenses from wasting time in jail.
            A law passed this month will require judges to consider a person's financial status before assigning fines or setting bail. 
          

    More >>

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Advocates for low-income Nebraska residents hope a new law will help keep poor people who committed minor offenses from wasting time in jail.
            A law passed this month will require judges to consider a person's financial status before assigning fines or setting bail. 
          

    More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2017 KLKN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.