New look, new books for library at West Seattle Elementary School

For the past month, the library at West Seattle Elementary has been undergoing renovations – 2,000 books, a tech upgrade with iPads, new furniture, new shelves, new carpeting. Today, the overhauled library unveiled to the world. Lauren sent us the above photo via Twitter; when we dropped by for a look, a full complement of photojournalists was there, as was Mayor McGinn (on the other side of the cameras):

The project was the work of the Heart of America Foundation and Target volunteers, dozens of whom were at the school doing more work today, including playground revitalization:

WSES is one of 42 schools around the country in the library-makeover program this year. As part of the project, each WSES student gets seven new books to take home. A commemorative tree was planted too, we were told by WSES counselor Laura Bermes, who summed up the day as “a big deal!”

2 Replies to "New look, new books for library at West Seattle Elementary School"

  • Robin November 2, 2011 (3:07 pm)

    Love, love, love that the students got to take home 7 books! Awesome!

  • Seattlejp November 2, 2011 (3:58 pm)

    What great community involvement – thanks so much!

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