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SL Elementary library upgrading
with help from Foundation grants

Seeley Swan Pathfinder
June 4, 1998


The library at Seeley Lake Elementary School is moving onward and upward since it moved to the old fourth grade room just after January 5, 1998.

With grant funds provided by the Claiborne/Ortenberg Foundation and donations of labor, the library is rapidly upgrading its books, periodicals, and shelving. The Foundation provided a total of $6,435, with $5,570 for books, $365 for periodicals, and $500 for supplies. New books are arriving daily, and combined with next year's book budget, 543 books will soon find their way to the shelves of the library. With the average hardback book costing anywhere from $14 to $22, the extra funds have really given a boost to the library's collection. In addition to the books, several new periodicals have been ordered for the junior high students. These magazines will be located in the classrooms, providing students with current reading material.

Mrs. Johnson has used the $500 in supplies from the Claiborne/Ortenberg Foundation to purchase birch plywood for shelving, and several community members volunteered to build new shelves. Dan White, principal, built new fiction and paperback shelves, while Ted Linford and Mark Williams, local contractors, made additional shelving for the easy books and media bags. Rick Carlisle of Crystal Clear Specialty Sprayers gave the new shelves two coats of varnish.

Two more shelving units still need to be made. If you are willing to provide labor and have time for such a project, please contact the elementary school at 677-2265.

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