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11X127 The Castle Hill Junior High School

Bryant Jackson is the principal of JHS 127X in the Castle Hill section of the Bronx. The school was awarded $22,896.30. The librarian, Philip Marc, has both an MBA and an MLS. The focus of the library program will be on financial literacy and developing unique programming opportunities to increase student understanding of financial skills including budgeting, college and career readiness, and how to confidently interact with dollars and cents.

Before

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Prior to the VITAL libraries grant, the library was used as a storage space.

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Some of the grant items have arrived but there are still many items to be removed from the library.

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Boxes of books line the space near the windows. These all need to be unpacked and shelved.

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More boxes cover the window space in the corner of the library.

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More items purchased with the grant funds start to arrive.

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More boxes that need to be unpacked and removed.

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The library before the VITAL team came in and fixed it up.

After

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New and flexible shelving on wheels.

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The library is now functional with all the removed clutter.

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The tables are adorned on grand opening day.

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The read-aloud corner is now ready for the little ones.

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An expansive display of new books.

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Another view of the new library on grand opening day with the boxes now gone.

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The tables adorned with balloons and tablecloths.

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