The College Football Playoff Foundation recently announced a $50,000 grant through the company, School Specialty, to do a full makeover. Todd Davis
, library tech, applied for the grant. In his application, he wrote, “Although the Manzanita Library has an older look to it, I work hard to make it an inviting place for all. I am known for my huge handmade spider web that covers the entire Library, as well as my festive holiday lights. My dream media
center would have free flowing bookshelves that curve and flow nicely throughout the library. These would be easy to move for events, or just for a fresh look. I also see various areas of comfort reading with sectional sofas and chairs in one area and oversized cushions and beanbags for the younger kids’ area.” Congratulations Todd on the winning application! Todd Davis
predicted that his library would be chosen for a simple reason. “We are an underserved community that will benefit tremendously from this project. This will show our students that they matter in a world that forgets them too often.”
Oakland Unified School District thanks the College Football Playoff Foundation
and School Specialty
for their generous support of our students and teachers.