FedEx and Heart of America Share the Joy of Reading by Revitalizing a Maryland School Library
By Lori Walton
March 19th was a very special day for 450 students at Beacon Heights Elementary School in Riverdale, Maryland when they entered their school's newly redesigned library - new bright colored paint, artwork, furniture, and 250 additional new bilingual English-Spanish books were in the library! FedEx worked with Heart of America to revitalize the school's library to make it an even more engaging environment for children to learn and foster a love of reading. The day of the library unveiling, included 15 FedEx volunteers, who helped put the finishing touches in the library by completing furniture assembly, artwork, and labeling the new books. In the afternoon, the FedEx volunteers hosted story time in each of the classrooms and distributed two new books to each student.