Library revived with donations by community

November 18, 2001|BY A SUN STAFF WRITER

Students have a library once again at Francis Scott Key School in Baltimore - along with a multimedia technology lab with dozens of computers and related equipment provided through the efforts of businesses and others in the Locust Point community.

The project, given the spotlight at an American Education Week ceremony Tuesday, fills a void created when the elementary and middle school's library became a computer lab in 1996.

That room has been stocked with at least $25,000 in books and other reading materials. It has a computerized inventory system, and a parents' reading corner.

Across the hall is the school's multimedia technology lab, which features 36 computers and a wealth of other equipment that buttress the school's position as a technology-magnet school.

The project was led by Baltimore developer Struever Bros. Eccles & Rouse, which contributed $110,000 and rounded up money and services.

Other contributions included $5,000 from the Fort McHenry Business Association and $1,000 from the Locust Point Civic Association.

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