I've only just begun working at my school, but already I've seen so many students hungry for literature. With most of these students coming from vastly under-served communities, it was already difficult for them to get their hands on books to read, but then schools shut down due to COVID-19.
These students didn't have access to a library for nearly two years.
Now that the library is open again, they are so happy to be able to check out books, but still I feel as though the library cannot properly support the student body. Just as everyone has suffered from these past couple of years, so have these students. Help me make a positive impact in the lives of students who are often overlooked.
All day, students sit in plastic chairs behind cold, hard desks. When they come to the library, it's my hope that they can read and study with some more comfort. It's difficult for kids to learn in a stale, older-than-dirt atmosphere (which is exactly what the library is right now).
A little bit of cozy seating will help to promote a safe, warm place for students to spend some time away from classes to study or read.
The chairs will go in a secluded corner of the library away from the tables and desks, and they are just the first step in my project to make the library more welcoming. By the end of the project, I hope to see more students in the library - which means more students checking out books.
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