Target and The Heart of America Foundation will be unveiling 16 extreme school library transformations across the country throughout the fall.
The complete library transformations will include more than 2,000 new books, advanced technology, new furnishings, shelving, paint, carpeting, and light construction. Target also will give every student from the 16 schools seven new books to add to their personal at-home reading collection.
The selection criteria for the 16 makeovers included the percentage of low-income children served and their overall need for library improvement.
"Through our partnership with Target, we are able to increase the magnitude of our giving nationally, ensuring schools throughout the country have the basic resources they need to help their students," said Angie Halamandaris, president of The Heart of America Foundation. "The library is the place in every school where learning is inspired, and by working with Target, we are able to give that gift of passion for education to those who need it most."