Target Corp. remodeling Salt Lake school library

Sep 23 2011 - 9:54am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Target Corporation is unveiling $200,000 in improvements for a Salt Lake City elementary school library.

The ceremony is set for just after noon Friday at Lincoln Elementary School. Volunteers have been working since late August to install new carpet, furniture and shelving.

The company is also donating 2,000 new books, new computers and 10 iPads.

The library also includes a school-based food pantry that allows students and families to access fresh produce and food staples.

The renovation is part of the Target School Library Makeover Program that began in 2007 and has given $22 million to renovating schools nationwide. Target is remodeling 42 libraries this year.

Officials with Target say the makeovers are part of an initiative to help more U.S. children read proficiently by the end of third grade.

 

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