T.C. Williams Reading Room Report
“Many students who would not typically venture into a library have chosen to spend time in the Ben Carson Reading Room because it is informal and ‘not like school.’ Some students chose to do book reports based on books in our room because the titles were more interesting than those suggested by their teacher,” said the reading room coordinator at T.C. Williams.
Friday the 13th was anything but unlucky for the students at T.C. Williams High School as their school opened not one, but two, Ben Carson Reading Rooms. Thanks to the generosity of the D.C. Metro Chapter of the Carson Scholars and the Verizon Foundation, the T.C. Williams Reading Room is the first reading room to open in Virginia and the first to incorporate technology. In addition to books, students can explore literary materials on an interactive whiteboard, iPads, and Kindles. To view more pictures of the opening, click here. To read event coverage published in the Old Town Alexandria Patch, click here.
Many thanks to room sponsor – the Verizon Foundation – for their generous donation and continued support.