- Approximate Cost: $25,000
- Budget $0
Phase one of the transformation would be to raise funds. If all of the money were in place, I wouldn't waste any time. Over the summer I would hit the project hard and involve as many as the community I could gather, looking for resources close at hand. For example, our school has a lot of tradesman and it wouldn't be difficult to find builders, electricians and painters. Kids are handy with paintbrushes too! If funds were not readily available, then it would have to roll out in stages over a few years.
Also, although I had a lot of fun designing an "ultimate" plan, there are things I could do on a less dramatic level with smaller budgets. I could scour garage sales and pull together the Lego wall on a budget. Paint stores are always having sales. Many small changes can really make a difference. Even having students create wall art is a great way to brighten up a space. We demonstrated that with out Fantasy Art Contest and that didn't cost anything. So what would be the name for my fabulous new library? We are the Skyview Eagles, so I think I like . . .
The Eagle's Nest
Managing School Library Programs--SCHL 5160
March 13, 2016