By: Devyn DiPasquale’21
Since September 2018, the Passaic Valley Education Foundation has spearheaded an ongoing fundraiser to renovate the school library to upgrade the center’s technology and update its aesthetic.
The goal of the renovation is to update the library to a fully functioning media center. “The library needs an upgrade because it’s a place in the school that every parent goes through at some point during their students’ career,” said Mr. Michael DeLuccia, President of the PVEF. “It’s also going to give students a place where they can study. It will also be more technology updated so it will definitely help in that aspect.”
Students also recognize the benefits of the renovation. “A new library would definitely attract more students and would make them more interested in their studies,” said Jadalynn Rodriguez ’20.
The new media center would give students a more updated and inviting space for their studies. Planning for the new layout includes couches for more comfortable seating as well as long tables for students to work. The new library would have smaller spaces for students to study with greater privacy to use the library resources. Overall, the library renovations will better accommodate the needs of both students and staff.
Initiatives like last month’s Barnes & Noble Book Fair have sparked a renewed interest in the fundraiser and further plans are in the works. However, community members who would like to contribute do not have to wait for the next event. Those interested in making a donation can visit the Passaic Valley Education Foundation GoFundMe page.