All public entities are required to give back to the community by offering their old text and library books as well as other outdated materials. The Great Falls School District often holds auctions for outdated technology and furniture, but usually the books are simply given back to the public.
Chris Olszewski, Director of Curriculum & Instruction says it's tax payer dollars that paid for this in the first place, so giving back to the community is great especially if we have families that just don't have a budget to go to the book store and buy new books.
Today and tomorrow from noon to 8 p.m. at the Paris Gibson Education Center you can join in the organized chaos. There are 20,000 books to choose from ranging in all grade levels and topics. It's first come first serve and they are flying out the door in truck loads! Most visitors have been families, home school groups, and smaller regional school districts looking to save a few bucks and recycle these older materials.