Jersey Leeson and Paige Grant hope to spark reading amongst students at Lakeview Elementary School.
The Grade 7 students built a mini wooden library that was recently installed near the school’s main entrance on Beryl Road.
Tucked inside the blue painted structure with two green shelves were over a dozen books Wednesday, April 6, among a yellow note “take a book, leave a book.”
It had taken a little while for the girls to build the mini-library as they met only once a week during what is called “Genius Hour.”
B.C.’s curriculum describes “Genius Hour” as a time when students can pursue their own interests by working an hour each week on projects of their choosing.
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“We thought it would be cool to build something, and then we came across an idea of that,” Leeson said.
Leeson and Grant have a love for reading themselves.
Leeson likes delving into fantasy books while Grant said her favorite book is “To Kill a Mockingbird.”
Both hope their mini library will inspire other students to take up reading, and now that the weather is warming up to possibly enjoy a book outside.
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