The work-in-progress project that is the reimagining of South Lenoir High School’s media center has received another nudge forward with a grant from the North Carolina School Library Media Association.
The NCSLMA awarded $500 disaster relief grants to three schools that suffered damage in Hurricane Florence. Water damage at South Lenoir extended into an area of the media center being converted into the student-friendly Blue Devil Café, according to media coordinator Tanya Cahoon, who wrote the grant.
“Since I am continuing to add funds to assist with the making of our Blue Devil Café area, I thought it might be a good idea to use these funds to replace the ceiling tiles in this area alone with something made of a less absorbent and more decorative material,” Cahoon said.
Sets of low, comfortable chairs and a couple of tall café tables mark the corner of the library where the Blue Devil Café is taking shape. Cahoon envisions a student gathering place modeled on an internet café, complete with coffee bar and Smoothie machine.
The NCSLMA award is the second grant she’s won to help fund the project.