On Monday, Apr. 23, 2012, Target announced that it plans to impact 150 elementary schools through its 2012 Target School Library Makeover program.
Target will renovate libraries at 32 elementary schools in partnership with The Heart of America and will revisit each of the 118 schools that previously received a Target School Library Makeover to provide additional reading resources for students and teachers.
This initiative represents an investment of more than $12 million and is part of Target’s plans to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015.
In Minneapolis & St. Paul, three schools including Best Academy and Harvest Prep, Marcy Open School, and the American Indian and World Cultures Middle School will receive a library makeover this year that will include 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade including new iPads.
“At Target, we understand that a quality education can empower and prepare children to become the leaders of tomorrow,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “Through the Target School Library Makeover program and collaboration with partners, educators, parents and caring adults, Target hopes to pave a path to graduation for more U.S. children.”