Perry - The Perry Giving Library is a project to place three small ‘library boxes’ in the community to house preschool through second grade books. Families can borrow books and replace them.
Perry High School STEM teacher, Sarah Rivera had her Engineering 2 class create designs and models after meeting with PHS Media Specialist, Jodi Rzeszotarski, to learn about the project.
Perry Public Library is a partner in this venture, and new Director, Beth Hatch, was present to listen to students’ presentations and help select the winning design. That design, by high school junior, Jared Tetonis, has been passed on to Perry teacher, Ryan Zusy’s Design and Fabrication class, who along with his after-school group will manufacture the three boxes.
In addition, students from Art, Video Production, Perry Service Learning, Web Design, Environmental Science, Spanish, and Journalism classes will all have a part to play in this project.
Nina Sorine, a student in Perry Service Learning, will oversee the collection of books and maintenance of the boxes. Tippi Foley, director of Early Childhood from Lake County Educational Service Center, is adding her expertise in book selections.
“It is truly a school/community-wide project to get books in the hands of the communities’ youngest readers,” said Rzeszotarski, “and donations of Preschool through 2nd grade books will be greatly appreciated.”