Library Renovation - WE DID IT! Thank you!
Library Renovation Project Complete and Within Budget
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Thanks to the generosity of the Meramec Community, the Library Renovation Project came in under budget and was completed on time. The INCREDIBLE support from the parents, students, teachers, grandparents, alumni and surrounding community helped raise $122,000. This amount along with funds already held by the PTO and amounts funded by the District allowed us to pay for the entire project and not tap into the loan offered by the School District of Clayton.
The new library has been transformed into a child friendly, technologically updated space where our children can read, learn and do research. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
Leaves on the Giving Tree in the Library are still available. The money raised will go to pay for the Smart Boards for the classrooms. Please contact Laurie Brown at LaurieRBrown@aol.com if you are interested in purchasing a leaf for yourself, your child or perhaps for a favorite teacher or staff member.
"What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education."
Harold Howe, former U.S. Commissioner of Education
"He who has a library and a garden, wants for nothing."
"Education no doubt can be suggested in the classroom; but education happens in the library."
John V. Fleming, Professor at Princeton University
"Libraries are places of opportunity. Libraries are part of the American dream, a place for education, self-help, and lifelong learning."
"The world is full of magical places, and the library has always been one of them for me. A library can be that special place for our children."
Julie Andrews, actress and Honoary Chair
of National Library Week 2008
"Knowledge is free at the library. Just bring your own container."
"I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library."
Poet and writer Jorge Luis Borges
"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, and all the sweet serenity of books."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow