Asturias Library Update: 2010 Annual Report

November 27, 2010 at 6:51 am Leave a comment

Hi Folks!

Have just received Asturias Academy’s 2010 Annual Report, which contains the following section on the completion of the library space:

Completion of the Third Floor

We have been under construction for what seems like forever. It was 19months. During that time, we built a completely new, third story to the Academy.What that floor means for our students is a brand new library, the first of its kindin the area, and a technical education floor. We were also able to move thevolunteer office up to the third floor, and thus separate the clinic and volunteeroffice. Each now have their own offices and workers there are thrilled with theirnew space!

There were many challenges to the third floor. Not only was funding a hugechallenge, but even when we thought we had it all done, there were still somekinks to work out. For example, we found out that the roof didn’t drain very well.Fortunately, we discovered this before we put all our books into the library! Onceit was waterproofed, we were able to move all the books in. We even had a day oflibrary education for the teachers, during their two week yearly training.

Even though we have the place up and running, there are still some thingswe could use. We have the space for HUNDREDS more books, we’re looking forchairs and tables to make the library a really workable spaces, and we’d love tohave 3 computers for the students to use in the library.The completion of the third floor signals the completion of the Miguel AngelAsturias Academy. As such, we definitely felt a sense of accomplishment as welooked at the complete, furnished rooms, and cannot wait to see students in them.

Read the report in it’s entirety here: 2010 report

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