ROWLAND ELEMENTARY OPENS DOORS TO
WONDER OF READING LIBRARY NOV. 21
Modernization Efforts Include First Classroom Renovation Due to Measure R Bond
“Our staff and community are thrilled about the long awaited opening of our beautiful new library where our students can enhance their love of books, life and learning,” said Rowland Elementary Principal, Sandy Johnson. “We are so grateful to everyone -- parents, students, staff, kind strangers, and the Wonder of Reading -- for their support.”
Doubling in size, the new library features more than $10,000 worth of new books, a mini amphitheatre for storytelling, cozy reading areas, new furniture and three computer research stations.
The entire wing of the school’s building was renovated during the process and it is the District’s first modernized classroom due to the Measure R Bond. The classroom features new carpet, ceilings, lighting, painting, and technology for computers, windows, doors, electrical and air-conditioning upgrades. A new “Learning Wall” holds storage and technology equipment and tackable classroom walls.
The partnership with Wonder of Reading was made possible by a generous donation by Wells Fargo Bank.
“Wells Fargo is thrilled to provide this gift to The Wonder of Reading -- an organization that works tirelessly to improve our society by inspiring in children a love of reading,” said Jason Williams, Wells Fargo Private Bank regional sales manager and Wonder of Reading board member. “By offering this investment, Wells Fargo is fulfilling its vision to support the communities it serves. Our hope is that the students of
Rowland Elementary is actively looking for reading volunteers with students. The training date will be February 5, 2009. If you are interested in becoming a Wonder of
The Wonder of Reading has been inspiring in children the love of reading since 1994. During this time they have played a key role in opening nearly 200 new libraries in public elementary schools in the greater