May 01, 2010

Marymount Community Freshens Up Elementary School Library

On May 1, Marymount College students spent the day at the 93rd Street Elementary School in south central Los Angeles helping to renew a school library. The service day included painting murals to brighten the library and the donation of 2,090 books collected by Marymount students.
“Our students heard how the 93rd Street Elementary School  didn’t have money to refresh the school library’s book collection for their budding readers.  New and replacement books hadn’t been available in more than 10 years” says Melanie Sellar, a Marymount College librarian  and the service project’s leader.
“Many of our students went to great lengths to visit used book stores and thrift stores, and to raid family and friends’ closets. For many of them, it became very personal as they recalled their favorite books as children and tried to imagine life without those stories, “ says Sellar.
This project is one of many community service projects that Marymount students, staff and faculty contribute time and resources to serve others.

view the entire Service Day photo album

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