5th grade student raising funds and books for Blossomwood Library

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Warren Towry wants to give back to his school. The 5th grade student says it’s his way of thanking the teachers and staff for helping him and his older sister all these years.

“We both have Cystic Fibrosis, and they’ve done a lot of things for us so we just wanted to give back to the school,” explained Warren.

During the 2014-15 school year, Blossomwood students read a combined 51,000 books during the school year. It’s a huge accomplishment, but meant many books were tattered, worn, or never returned.

So Warren decided to take action.

“At the end of the school year you have to give all your books back but not everybody does it. So my dad and I decided to make a fundraiser,” said Warren. “It helps our library, it helps our school. If you go to Blossomwood you know how beat up the books are. Some of them the cover’s missing and the pages are torn out.”

The school librarian has offered a list of “missing” books she hopes the community will help replace. You can can find that last here. You can also donate to their “Get Blossomwood Books” Go Fund Me .

You can follow Warren and the fundraiser’s progress on Facebook.