The eighth grade girls of Girl Scout Cadette Troop 626 at Holy Redeemer Middle School spent the last week of their summer vacation working on their Silver Award, the highest award a girl can receive as a Cadette. The Silver Award gives the girls a chance to show that they are each organized, determined, dedicated and a leader in their community.
Troop 626 took on the job of renovating the school library – a huge undertaking. The girls were disappointed that the library was used little last school year and knowing how important reading is and wanting to make a positive change at the school, decided to take on the project.
The girls first spent an hour at a local home improvement store learning from the experts how to prep the library, what would be needed and how to paint. They spent a week working every day cleaning, painting and re-organizing the books. They removed picture books that were in good condition and donated them to St. James Elementary for their library and then removed books that were old and damaged to donate to the Goodwill.
The girls purchased silk plants and posters promoting reading to help brighten up the space using funds earned from cookie sales.
The girls will be working on the library for the next few months accepting donations of new or gently used books to help fill the shelves.
Anyone who would like to donate books for the middle school library, can drop them off at Holy Redeemer Middle School or call the office at (818) 541-9005.
Contributed by Tricia FLYNN