Target Continues To Support Education Via Their School Library Makeover Program

I receive periodic updates from Target on their continuing ways of supporting the development of literacy across the US. Given the critical importance of emphasizing the many ways in which literacy can be encouraged in communities, I am always pleased to be able to share their information with you all. As a parent or educator, it is a great idea to become familiar with the programs Target offers – so that you can potentially become an advocate for your child’s school to become an educational target of the good works being done by Target. Here’s some of the highlights of Target’s plans to give more than $12 million to local schools as part of the 2012 Target School Library Makeover program that will impact 150 in-need schools via three program components: 

  • New Libraries: Target will remodel 32 school libraries across the country in 2012. The remodeled libraries will feature 2,000 new books, furniture, carpet and shelves, and a complete technology upgrade including new iPads. Each school will also have the option to receive a Target Meals for Minds school based food pantry. Click here to view a video:
  • $15,000 Reading Grants: Target will show its continued support of the program’s previous library makeover recipients by donating $15,000 reading grants to more than 100 schools for a total of $1.5 million.
  • Literacy Pilot Program: Target will partner with the Los Angeles Unified School District and D.C. School District to launch a literacy pilot in 12 schools. The goal of the pilot program in each school will be to improve third grade reading proficiency.


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