The Heart of America, in partnership with Target, selected Miller Elementary School as a recipient of the 2010 Target School Library Makeover award. At a ceremony held May 26, Miller third-graders provided inspiration on what they would like to see in their “new” library, including comfortable reading nooks, colorful artwork and expanded book collections. Target’s design team will translate these suggestions into the current library space by redecorating, revitalizing technology and replenishing book shelves with 2,000 new books. Work will begin this summer on the library makeover with the grand re-opening event scheduled for October 1.
San Diego Unified submitted applications for five schools for this award. Miller was selected the winner; Angier and Walker elementary schools were selected as finalists and will receive a $2,000 book award. Finalist schools were selected based on a list of qualifications that included serving at least 65% low-income children, having a dedicated library staff, demonstrating the ability to support the library makeover and having an overall site plan for increasing access to the library for all students and their families. For more information, please contact Aly Evans, program development specialist, at (619) 725-5582 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more district news, subscribe to the Superintendent's Friday Notes.