Thursday, April 29, 2010

Madison's Emerson Elementary School Library to Get Makeover Courtesy of Target

Link to April 29 Wisconsin State Journal article.

Excerpt:    Emerson Elementary School found out Wednesday that it's one of 32 schools in the nation that will receive a library makeover this summer, courtesy of Target Corp. and The Heart of America Foundation, a national literacy nonprofit.

At the announcement at the East Side school, Target employees in red shirts and khakis mingled with about 15 to 20 third-graders in the cramped library. The long, narrow room has few computers, and the only spots for students to sit and read are four bean bag chairs.

"It's an exciting day for Emerson," said Karen Kepler, principal of the East Side school. "It will make (our library) look like a library, not a closet of books.

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