"Our students love to come to the media center, but sitting on the floor for story time can get really uncomfortable. We have 440 students in grades Pre-K through 5th who visit the media center weekly. These students are 99% African American and we have 90% free and reduced lunches.
Many of our students do not have access to a variety of books at home, so reading time at school is a special treat.
We currently have a rug in our media center that serves as the story time area. When a class of 27 students are seated on the rug they can get crowded and uncomfortable and the children in the back can have difficulty seeing the pictures in the book.
We would love to have two library benches to make story time more comfortable for our students. These benches would provide additional seating space and allow our students to "get up off the floor!"
We truly want our students to develop a love of reading so that they will become life-long learners. Creating a comfortable seating area for story time will make visiting the media center an even more enjoyable experience!
My students need two story time library benches to be able to sit comfortably during library time.