Free Libraries Built by Middle School Students to Benefit Community
With guidance from their teacher, Scott Mandrell, students brainstormed the design, constructed the libraries and painted them using cover artwork from some of their favorite books.
In December, students showed off their hard work to Lindsey Noblot, Education Resource Manager at Beyond Housing, who works closely with the Normandy Schools Collaborative through the Normandy Read With Me! initiative. The Normandy Schools Collaborative is working to improve its students’ reading skills by making books available throughout the community.
“These free libraries will improve reading skills of kids for many years to come,” said Noblot. “I’m thrilled these students wanted to use their skills to benefit both the 24:1 and our neighboring Clayton community.”