This was the exciting announcement that students at Wolfe Street Academy received from Principal, Mark Gaither a few weeks prior to their Reading Room Opening.
Through the generous support of Bank of America, and extensive labors of community representatives, the Reading Room dream has come alive. On October 12, 2007, Brooke Hodges from Bank of America joined Principal Gaither and Candy Carson in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open their Ben Carson Reading Room with the $10,000 in books and furniture. Now the students can cozy up in stuffed armchairs or on the sofa under broad, green leaf-shaped umbrellas that give one the sensation of being embraced. Most books are stored in red bins, organized according to topic and reading level to encourage students to browse the colorful bookcovers instead of seeing only the narrow spines of the literary works as displayed in traditional library settings.