KMS media center earns grant from Laura Bush Foundation

KMS media center earns grant from Laura Bush Foundation
Posted on 05/22/2017

Kannapolis Middle School students will have more resources next year thanks to a grant from the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries.

The Laura Bush Foundation has awarded $7,000 to the KMS media center. The money will be used to add Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) resources to the library. With the grant, KMS will develop makerspace areas where students can create projects and find books and resources to help them with presentations and assignments. The grant also will add e-books in all STEAM non-fiction categories so students can use the resources on their classroom devices as well as at home. “We’re extremely excited about getting this grant and being able to add more resources to our media center,” said Kelly Beckham, KMS Media Coordinator. “The grant will allow us to update our media center and serve more students. It also will make the media center a place where students are excited to come as part of their classes or just on their own. We thank the Laura Bush Foundation for its wonderful support.”

Beginning in August 2017, the KMS library will serve hundreds more students. KMS will open a new building in August and will add a new grade level. Sixth graders will become part of KMS along with 7th and 8th graders. The grant from the Laura Bush Foundation will provide more library resources to serve the additional students.  

The Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries provides funds to deserving schools to extend, update, and diversify their book and print collections with the goal of encouraging students to develop a love of reading and learning. ­

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