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School Receives Library Update
School Receives Library Update

Students at one elementary school celebrated a new place to learn. Students and teachers at Fay Herron Elementary School got their first look at their new library Friday.

The school received the new library through the Target School Library Makeover program. Through the program, the school got $200,000 for improvements. It also received 2,000 new books and a bag of seven books for each child to take home.

"Our school has always been very low in literacy. We need to raise that student achievement, especially for reading. We want children to be excited about reading, excited about books. That is what we're doing: trying to create that excitement to promote more reading," Principal Judy Jordahl said.

The retail giant awarded the grant with the help of the Heart of America Foundation, a nonprofit based out of Washington, D.C.