A huge thank you and congratulations to Michael Garrity, Deborah Ziegler and Hazel Lewis for receiving a $5000 grant awarded to Kenwood elementary from Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas. This grant will provide new books and materials to Kenwood's library. The library will work with students, teachers and the school community to provide a collection that supports the Common Core Curriculum that was recently adopted by the state of Michigan. Chapter books and picture books will also be added to the library's collection.
Books will be chosen based on curriculum needs and grade levels. Fiction, non fiction and reference books will be purchased. Actual titles will be selected by Kenwood's teachers based on their specific grade levels and curricular needs. Providing students with books that will not only improve their literary skills, but will also instill a passion for reading.
Mr. Garrity, library media specialist says that it was a collaborative effort by his colleagues to get this grant. Deborah Ziegler, library media tech and Hazel Lewis, a volunteer, are working hard preparing the library. Once again, thank you for receiving this grant and to Hitachi for providing and giving back to our schools. Our students, staff and teachers will benefit greatly from your work in receiving funding to update materials at Kenwood’s library.