Target School Library Makeovers

Schimenti Construction has partnered with Target Corporation and The Heart of America Foundation to remake three New York City elementary school libraries over the last several years. We are pleased to have been able to donate labor and materials at a steep discount toward this worthy cause: creating vibrant, well-supplied learning environments that encourage all children to become better readers and learners. Our scope of work on each job included demolition, carpentry, fixturing, painting and flooring.

The Target School Library Makeover at PS 18 John G. Whittier School in Staten Island was completed in 2013. We fully remodeled the school’s library, which serves 625 students, to create a colorful and inviting space. The makeover provided more than 2,000 new books, new shelving and furniture, and a complete technology upgrade, featuring Smartboards and iPads.

To date, The Heart of America Foundation has refurbished more than 300 school libraries and distributed 3.9 million books in 45 states. The Target School Library Makeover Program, in partnership with the Foundation, has converted more than 100 libraries at in-need elementary schools across the country and Target continues to support these schools through ongoing reading grants. 

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